Tyra Banks finally admitted what anyone who has seen her senior yearbook picture knew. Which is that the nose currently on Tyra Banks’ face isn’t her original nose. And in true Tyra fashion, the explanation of why she did it is over-the-top.
Tyra recently wrote a memoir with her mom Carolyn London called Perfect is Boring, and she spoke to People about it. Tyra says she’s not here for “natural beauties” like Gisele Bundchen and not wearing makeup. She thinks we have to stop focusing on the importance of not needing makeup.
“Natural beauty is unfair. I get really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves. We place a lot of emphasis on [no-makeup 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.”
Tyra then said that if someone likes the way they look naturally, then great. But if they’re insecure, she’s got a “magic bag” of permanent and temporary beauty tricks to fix it. Tyra also says in her book that she felt a responsibility to tell the truth about her own magic beauty tricks, which include fake hair and a fake nose:
“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.”
Bones in her nose that were growing and itching. Where do I even start with that? Since that absolutely sounds like something made up in the brain behind the smize, I did some research. You’ve got some bones in your nose up near the top, so that checks out. Apparently your nose bones also grow as you age. As for bones itching, well – that’s still up for debate. But I guess it’s not that crazy. Maybe it was itchy? And that’s a problem when you’re a model like Tyra. How are you supposed to give them ho (but make it fashion) when you’re constantly wiggling your nose like a bunny to scratch an inner-nose itch.