‘America’s Next Top Model’ News: Tyra Banks Says ‘Hell No’ To Paying An Agency To Represent You [VIDEO]
Tyra Banks first became well known for her modeling career, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1996 and 1997 as well as being an original Victoria's Secret angel.
Her modeling career catapulted her into the rest of the entertainment world from movies and TV appearances to creating her hit reality TV series America's Next Top Model.
With that being said, the 41-year-old knows plenty about the industry so when she saw ABC News' 20/20 do a story over the weekend about agencies requesting pay to represent you if you want to be a model, actor and so on, she had quite a bit of wisdom to share.
Last Friday, ABC News' 20/20 revealed insight into a company called Interface that "used aggressive sales tactics to convince parents to sign up for their pricey talent marketing service."
"Should U pay an agency to rep U as a model?" Banks tweeted on Saturday after seeing the piece 20/20 did.
"HELL NO!!!" she revealed as the answer to her own question while also thanking 20/20 "for educating people on modeling scams."
Should U pay an agency to rep U as a model? HELL NO!!! Thank you to @ABC2020 for educating people on modeling scams.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) April 4, 2015
She further explained that agencies should not be charging for their representation.
Banks divulged that "if an agency believes in U, they'll sign U and ask for no $. When U book jobs, they'll take a % of what U make."
To clarify, if an agency believes in U, they'll sign U and ask for no $. When U book jobs, they'll take a % of what U make. — Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) April 4, 2015