Today we are all rooting for Tyra Banks, who has come out and cleared up the decades-long rumours about her schnoz.
Hew new memoir Perfect Is Boring is set for release on April 3rd, and in it she confirms that yes, early on in her career, she had a rhinoplasty.
“I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching,” she told People.
“I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility to tell the truth.”
Sure, she doesn’t owe an explanation to any of us, but the revelation is interesting nonetheless. It’s the first time Banks has come out and straight admitted to having had work done; according to Jezabel, in an earlier interview with People, Banks said she was “totally against plastic surgery.”
But in this most recent interview, she seems to be 100% pro-plastic, and it’s a refreshingly real take.
“Fix it or flaunt it — I think women should be able to do both. There is a boundary line, either you’re super natural or you live at the plastic surgeon. It’s okay to hop back and forth over that line. You want a hair weave? Fine. You want permanent eyebrows? Fine. We as women need to stop judging.”
Banks also had some feels on natural beauty, as well as the ridiculous praise we give the ‘no makeup’ look, as if women altering their appearance is cheating.
“Natural beauty is unfair,” she says. “I get really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves.”
She makes a good point. Being told to embrace something about yourself that you don’t like is annoying as shit, especially when it’s coming from someone who doesn’t share that same feature (hello, always being told by mates with straight hair that I should stop straightening my hair and let my frizz flag fly).
“We place a lot of emphasis on that [no makeup look],” she goes on. “As a model, I needed makeup. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. It leveled my playing field. Gisele, you don’t need it? I do! And we’re both modeling for Victoria’s Secret.”
Honestly tho, the only reason we wrote this story just now is so we could re-share this, the greatest moment in Top Model history:
RIP Tiffany. RIP.Source: People
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