Tyra Banks Slams Fashion Industry for Pressuring Young Models

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Tyra Banks
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Fashion industry: 0. Tyra Banks: 1.

The model-turned-talk show host posted a powerful photo and caption on Instagram earlier this week blasting the fashion industry for the unwarranted pressure that it places on young models.

“They have to look good on AND off the set,” she wrote. “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.”

One of the 21st century trends to blame? Social media.

“[Models] have to have tons of followers on social media to book top-notch jobs,” she wrote. “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??!!!!”

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Taylor Lewis

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