Supermodel Tyra Banks
has quite the resume — starting her runway career at the age of 15 and later going on to produce her own reality TV show America’s Next Top Model
. Since then she has dabbled in acting, singing, and more hosting gigs, which includes her current spot on America’s Got Talent
, and now Tyra is ready to add author to her list of accomplishments.
Tyra, who has written a memoir, Perfect Is Boring
with her mother Carolyn London,
spoke to People
magazine about her book and revealed that she got a nose job
early on in her career.
“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," she said.
The fierce model, who often preached about self-love and confidence on her show ANTM, admits that “natural beauty is unfair.”
“I get really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves," she revealed.
“We place a lot of emphasis on that,” Tyra said in regards to makeup. “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.”
And while the nose job may come as a shock to fans who believed the beauty to be au natural, the 44-year-old says it’s okay to be natural and get a little bit of help.
“If you like your natural self, don’t worry about it, but if you feel insecure about something … I have a magic bag of beauty tricks to make you who you want to be. Permanent or temporary, I do not judge that," she explained.
Overall her message is, “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," she said. "You want a hair weave? Fine. You want permanent eyebrows? Fine. We as women need to stop judging.”
Perfect Is Boring is available for purchase on April 3.
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