Tyra Banks: Models have 'so much pressure'
Tyra Banks thinks models have "so much pressure".
The 'America's Next Top Model' host believes it is much harder for those wanting to break into the fashion industry now than it was when she started out.
In a post on Instagram, she wrote: "Models have so much pressure today. They have to look good on AND off the set. They have to arrive backstage at fashion shows looking and dressed as if they are already ON a runway. They have to be slimmer than slim. Skinnier than skinny.
"They have to compete with actresses, recording artists and reality stars for magazine covers and ad campaigns. They have to have tons of followers on social media to book top notch jobs. And they have to do selfies that make them look relatable, but not TOO relatable, because then people may comment that they don't understand, 'Why the heck is THAT girl a friggin' model??!!!!' (sic)"
Meanwhile, the 41-year-old supermodel recently took to the photo sharing site to post a selfie of her without make up on.
She captioned the photograph: "You know how people say #nofilter but you know there's a freakin' filter on their pic? Or maybe there's a smidge of retouching going on but they're lying and saying it's all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me.
"I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!!" she said. "But I was like, 'Naw, Ty. Show 'em the REAL you.' So...here I am. Raw. And there YOU are...looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you're thinking, 'Whoa, she looks ROUGH.' And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal. (sic)"