Tyra Banks may be a champion of working with what you’ve got, but the famous supermodel has had work done herself.
In a shocking bombshell, the 44-year-old admitted to getting a nose job early in her early career. After spending years dodging plastic surgery rumors, Tyra confessed to going under the knife just before the release of her new memoir, Perfect Is Boring, which will also detail her secret makeover.
“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.”
Explaining that “natural beauty is unfair,” the America’s Next Top Model host revealed that she gets “really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves.”
“If you like your natural self, don’t worry about it,” she said, adding that she hasn’t done any “age stuff” yet. “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.”
Tyra also called out the beauty world’s obsession with the “no makeup” look, sharing she isn’t a fan of those who criticize others for turning to cosmetics to enhance their features.”
“We place a lot of emphasis on that,” she said. “As a model, I needed makeup. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. It leveled my playing field. Gisele [Bundchen], you don’t need it? I do! And we’re both modeling for Victoria’s Secret.”
According to the runway veteran, people should do whatever they want to their bodies without judgement.
“Fix it or flaunt it — I think women should be able to do both,” she reasoned. “There is a boundary line, either you’re super natural or you live at the plastic surgeon. It’s okay 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.”