Tyra Banks is one of the biggest and best supermodels in the world – former supermodel, whatever. The point is, she was legendary in her heyday and while most of us think of her ranting at Tiffany on America’s Next Top Model every time we see her these days, Tyra used to do her thing in front of the camera. She walked in some of the most amazing runway shows and traveled the world to shoot for some incredible photographers for years. Does she miss it? Eh, not really.
What do you miss most about the days when you were just a model?
“I don’t miss modeling very much because I have America’s Next Top Model, so for the past ten years I’ve been creating photo shoots, executive producing the television show, and doing a lot of photo shoots myself. I do look back to those modeling days when it was just some people on your nails, somebody on your hair, somebody on your makeup, and you’re just like, ‘What angle am I going to do today?’ So it was a pretty non-challenging life in terms of not having to micromanage and wear so many different hats, but it wasn’t easy. There’s a lot of isolation with modeling, you’re by yourself constantly, there’s a lot of people telling you to lose weight and that you’re not good enough — your hair, your skin — there’s a lot of pressure.”
Yup, there sure is! It’s definitely a world you want to encourage girls to get into by hosting a televised competition for a contract!
I love ANTM because that show is such a hot mess. It’s well past its prime now so it’s almost as if anything goes. Tyra is insane, the contestants are insane, the challenges are insane… it’s amazing. However, I do wish Tyra would do some more modeling. She was so great!