by Staff writer
Tyra Banks with her mother has written a new memoir called Perfect Is Boring, where she reveals that she got a nose job early in her career.
“Natural beauty is unfair,” the 44-year-old supermodel tells People magazine.
“I get really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves.”
Speaking further about the plastic surgery, Banks said: “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.”
Banks also said she is not a fan of praising the “no makeup” look.
“We place a lot of emphasis on that,” she says.
“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.”
“If you like your natural self, don’t worry about it,” the America’s Next Top Model host says.
“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.”
Ultimately, Banks (who says she hasn’t done any “age stuff” yet) says she wants to incite a more honest conversation about looks.
“Fix it or flaunt it — I think women should be able to do both,” she says.
“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.”
Tyra’s new book Perfect Is Boring hits the shelves on April 3.