Tyra Banks is in some hot water with fans after an advertisement for America’s Next Top Model features a contestant with an extremely thin waist. Tyra Banks, whose promoted women of all sizes, said she likes the 6’2 girl with the shockingly tiny waist. It is so small a man can wrap his hands almost completely around it. If you’re having a hard time visualizing here you go:
Much of the public has been in an uproar that Tyra Banks would even allow that clip to be used as a promotion for America’s Next Top Model. I mean, the woman did tell everyone to “kiss her fat *ss” when the media tore her apart over swimsuit photos of herself surfaced. See here:
Tyra, has said herself that she was a very thin teen. That no matter what she did, she could not gain weight. Clearly, Tyra has experienced many different body shapes over her lifetime. Tyra has been made fun of as a thing teen, glorified for her body as a Victoria’s Secret Model (where she was considered full figured compared to the other women) and ridiculed for gaining weight.
So many people are calling Tyra a hypocrite for the thin waist clip promoting her show. I don’t think she’s a hypocrite. Tyra has promoted women of ALL sizes. (I hope this girl has this waist because of a really high metabolism and not an eating disorder). And all sizes means thin women and large women. Do I think that clip was the best advertisement for the show or for Tyra? No. But America’s Next Top Model is a show that provides entertainment. The entertainment industry wants ratings and viewers.
Tyra has issued an apology posted on PEOPLE Magazine.
What are your thoughts about Tyra, the America’s Next Top Model contestant and body images?
Have a fun and fit day, Chicago.