On the road to becoming a supermodel, Tyra Banks learned a valuable skill — how to take criticism with a grain of salt.
Against all the odds of the notoriously tough beauty industry, Banks became an iconic model, created a hit TV show, starred in an Emmy-award winning talk show and founded a company in her name. Soon, she will defy convention again, co-teaching an MBA course on personal branding at Stanford University.
Despite having told off some of her toughest critics, Banks says that criticism sometimes has its place.
"Sometimes you ignore criticism, and sometimes pay attention to it," Banks told CNBC at the Re:Make conference hosted by lifestyle company Brit +Co.