WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 05: Tyra Banks hosts Nine West New campaign launch event in celebration of International Women's Day at ABG West Style Studio on March 05, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for ABA)

Retired supermodel-turned-talk show host Tyra Banks conquered her fears of dolphins and killer whales by tackling them up close at San Diego, California’s Sea World.

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Tyra Banks attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

But she faced up to her fears recently for a segment on her hit US daily show about how to help people conquer their quirky phobias.

After petting, hugging and even kissing dolphins and killer whales, Banks admits she has found a way to control her greatest fear.

She said, “The fear is not over. I’ve gotten a little past it but there is something that still lives inside me.

“I think now, when I snorkel if I do ever see a dolphin, I won’t hyperventilate and swallow water and drown.”