Tyra Banks is finally ‘fessing up a secret only her nose knows. She had plastic surgery early in her career to reshape her nose. At this stage of the game, she says she owes it be “responsible” to models coming and tell them the truth.
Oh.. and she also has fake hair. WTF?
The 44-year-old supermodel has been the subject of speculation and rumor for years about her facial features. But she insists vanity wasn’t the only reason for the surgery.
“I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching,” she told People.
“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.”
The “America’s Got Talent” is cool with anyone who opts for surgical enhancement to feel better about their appearance. And, frankly, it helped her career.
“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… 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 OK to hop back and forth over that line. You want a hair weave? Fine. You want permanent eyebrows? Fine. We as women need to stop judging.”
Tyra says she finds it particularly frustrating when “natural beauties” are judgmental of women who’ve had surgery.
“Natural beauty is unfair,” she says. “I get really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves.”
She also believes cosmetics are a necessity for up-and-coming models.
“We place a lot of emphasis on that. As a model, I needed make-up. 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,” she explained.