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!
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Tyra Banks decided to dress up as 3 major supermodels from past, present, and future (or whatever): Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss (that’s supposed to be Tyra as Kate above), and Cara Delevingne. I think she looks great as Cindy Crawford:
But her Cara Delevingne makeup is just frightening:
Man, Tyra just isn’t good with makeup, is she? Of course she didn’t do it herself. This was all part of a photo project done for Udo Spreitzenbarth for New York Fashion Week. More info is here. Tyra tweeted these photos along with updates like,
Stop by my #NYFW photo tribute to 15 #Supermodels, #Tyra15, 2 see me transformed in2 Kate Upton, Karlie Kloss & more: bit.ly/1apClRq
I really wanna see her as Kate Upton, Ms. Model of the Year.
I think Tyra has their essence down but the makeup is so very White Chicks.
Supermodels are judged pretty harshly as they age, and God forbid they ever leave the house without makeup. Sometimes though, I won’t lie, I feel smug satisfaction when some of them are photographed looking crappy because when you hit the genetic jackpot you deserve some bad hair days too. There’s this blind item going around that I think is clearly about Tyra Banks. Here it is, from Downfront 2 via Blind Gossip:
This Supermodel was seen on the street looking very relaxed… with very unsupermodel makeup.
Does she not care anymore? Could this be a sign of retirement? She’s been out of the spotlight for a minute anyway.
At first, I thought it might be about Cindy Crawford since she was photographed yesterday at LAX without makeup on, but Ms. Crawford’s been in the spotlight lately after showing up at Cannes looking fab and then a few days ago, a photo of her 16-year old self modeling in a bikini “leaked”. I did some googling and found photos of Tyra Banks from June 4 “on the street” looking “very unsupermodel”-y. Here’s one of them, from SandraRose.
And here’s another one from a separate NYC outing.
It’s fine, let Tyra walk around without makeup/bad makeup. I like seeing celebs go barefaced. It does seem a little unusual for her though, doesn’t it? Isn’t she known for being super high maintenance?
Yeah, it’s a pretty slow news day.