Tyra Banks Thinks Plastic Surgery Is "Absolutely Fantastic" For Those Who Are Not Genetically Blessed
Supermodel and "America's Next Top Model" host Tyra Banks realizes that models, herself included, are genetically blessed, and told Yahoo! Singapore that she thinks plastic surgery is "absolutely fantastic."
Banks said she is frustrated with other models who speak negatively about plastic surgery. "What're you talking about? You won the genetic lottery," Banks told Yahoo! Singapore. "You look like this specimen that's making people everywhere feel insecure and you're going to ridicule someone for getting plastic surgery?"
The 38-year-old media mogul justified plastic surgery by saying, "it's not fair that certain people are born with certain things."
Although Banks has always been a poster child for the body confidence movement, she is open to getting some work done on her famous face.
"I'm very lucky," Banks said in a Yahoo! Singapore interview. "Black people and Asian people have similar (strong) skin... But if one day I have wrinkles and I don't like it, I don't know if I'll cut myself but maybe... a little botox, fillers?"
This is the same woman who on June 25 uploaded an Instagram photo of herself wearing a bathing suit with a caption that read, "I challenge you to a big forehead contest! You know I got that win on lock!"
In May, Banks told US Weekly: "This is who I am! I'm Tyra Banks and I have cellulite! That makes me 'flawsome' because I own it as part of what makes me unique. Don't get me wrong: I don't think my cellulite is beautiful, but I think it's 'flawsome.'"
Banks has made it her mission to build the self-esteem and confidence of girls and young women ever since she founded the T-Zone in 1999.
"My main mission is to get girls to realize their inner and outer beauty and have high self-esteem with both," she said during the US Weekly interview. "'Flawsome,' for me, is about being flossy, amazing and awesome with our flaws and celebrating those, too."
America's Next Top Model's is going into its nineteenth season and throughout its course, Banks has remained committed to featuring "fiercely real" (a term she uses instead of plus-sized) models and who possess uncoventionally attractive qualities.
"I choose the girls that are covered with freckles or super duper pale," she told US Weekly. "Those things, to me, are really beautiful. I want to spread that message more that those are the things that make us unique.