Tyra Banks is one of the most popular supermodels and not only because of her successful modeling career, but because of her big impact on the fashion industry. Unfortunately, because she made her bucks as a supermodel she is constantly being watched and when her figure or looks change, so do the comments people have about her. And quite frankly, she’s sick of the negative that people say about her.
And so she took to the web to express her frustration, “I post pictures with no make-up, with a bit of jiggle in my butt. I get a lot of positive stuff and a lot of negativity. It just goes on and on and on.”
Even though she can’t really say exactly what she wants to back to the “haters”, she said, “I’m a bit of a renegade and a rebel and I don’t like when someone says I can’t do something. I don’t mind when they make certain comments but when it gets nasty, I just block them. I’ll follow [the photo] up with another one like, look at this juicy body.”
She went on to say that the internet, specifically social media, is horrible when it comes to other people criticizing others’ appearances. Banks said, “I see that first hand with Instagram. Certain girls de-tagging themselves or taking photos down. The world’s so construed to perfection that when they see real, they don’t like it.”
“People feel they can hide behind something [online]. If there was more transparency, they wouldn’t be as crazy. People have a bad day, you say some crap and it makes you feel good for a second. It’s a dark time and particularly now when it comes to women and their bodies. Women’s body types go in and out of fashion. Now it’s, be skinny but not look like you’re going to pass out. Women feel that pressure. Like many years ago there was a pressure to fatten up and be curvy. It’s sad that women feel this way.”
Banks knows the pressure comes from the media and television. “I’m talking about when someone you love and follow in movies and they’re very thin, and you’re a fan of them and you see they are super duper thin.”
She adds, “I constantly hear models do fat talk. They’d be like, I’m so fat. I think they have a lot more pressure than they used to. They know that skinny actresses are getting more magazine covers. They see that and this is their career – it’s their livelihood. They need to be in the best-dressed. All that exposure helps their career, and they’ll get more exposure when they’re thinner.”
And yes, it happened to her first hand. “I was a size 4 (UK Size 8) to a small 6 (UK Size 10) and my body was changing. My waist could fit the clothes but my boobs and bum couldn’t. I used to overhear people say ‘she’s fat’ in different languages.”
I adore Tyra Banks. She is so real and honestly seems like she wants to make the industry a better place!