Banks made a business out of instructing aspiring models—and critiques herself with an equally unforgiving eye. The founder of Tyra Beauty, a new makeup line, looks at her highs and lows.
“When I was young, I hated my hair up—I used to think it made me look like a granny. But I look at this and I look really young, so I don’t know what I was thinking.”
“I don’t have a thigh gap. If you want a space between your thighs, do what I did here. Stand with your feet pigeon-toed and bend your knees. Crop the photo at midthigh, but do not diet.”
Victoria’s Secret commercial shoot
“At the fashion shows back then, they would put us in lingerie and maybe hook a wing on our back. And that felt high-tech. Now the girls have diamond wings and bats flying out of their suits.”
“I thought, I’m going to do a bikini with a long skirt for modesty. I told my hairdresser, ‘I need two ponytails.’ I bought those cuffs at Macy’s for $20 each. I thought I was fine. Now, to me, it’s one of my worst fashion mistakes.”
“My mom tells me, ‘Trust your beauty, Tyra. You don’t have to look like a drag queen.’ She told me to do my hair as if I’d done it that morning and then go to the red carpet. So that’s ESPY Awards, 2000 what I did.”
Source: Yahoo Beauty