As one of the most easily recognized supermodels in the world, Tyra Banks is completely in support of cosmetic surgery. Hosting “America’s Next Top Model,” Banks understands the difficulties women face in the areas of beauty and self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery may be very helpful, she stated in a recent Enstarz article.
Banks expressed frustration with those in her profession who look down on cosmetic surgery. “What’re you talking about? You won the genetic lottery,” she stated, in comments directed at cosmetic surgery naysayers in a recent interview. “You look like this specimen that’s making people everywhere feel insecure and you’re going to ridicule someone for getting plastic surgery?”
Tyra Banks Calls Cosmetic Surgery “Absolutely Fantastic”
In Banks’ opinion, some people have been more lucky than others in the genetic lottery, and it’s “not fair” that they be helpless in living with the things they don’t like. She considers herself one of the lucky ones, but knows that aging affects everyone: “Black people and Asian people have similar (strong) skin… But if one day I have wrinkles and I don’t like it… maybe… a little Botox, fillers?”
Banks has long been a proponent of women and models having a realistic beauty, and in dealing with the discussion of beauty in an honest and open fashion. She believes in support models on her show that have unconventionally attractive features and great self confidence in their bodies, regardless of shape and traditional ideas of beauty.
She is also famous for being open about her own body, discussing cellulite issues and other physical issues with her many fans through social media. A recent Instagram photo she released revealed a self-consciousness about the size of her forehead, for example.
Banks believes in empowering women to do what it takes to have high self-confidence in themselves and their bodies. It would seem that having cosmetic surgery procedures such as Botox, fillers and facelifts to correct personal issues would fall under this greater goal.