While the thought of a supermodel having plastic surgery isn’t far-fetched, fans of media mogul Tyra Banks may not know the America’s Next Top Model creator has had a bit of work done herself.
In a new interview with People, Banks keeps it real about beauty standards and how they affect self-esteem.
“Natural beauty is unfair. I get really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves.”
In her upcoming memoir, Perfect Is Boring, Banks admits that she had a nose job over 20 years ago.
“I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching. 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.”
Banks also shared her thoughts on the “no makeup” movement, saying women shouldn’t feel ashamed of rocking a full face if they need or want to.
“We place a lot of emphasis on that,” she says. “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.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.