Tyra insists young models don't have to look skinnier than skinny to get jobs!
Former supermodel, Tyra Banks is angry about the way young models are been treated in the fashion industry nowadays claiming drastic changes need to be made in the industry.
In a recent post on her facebook page on June 25, the 41-year-old models don't have to look beautiful both on and off the runway and says that it's unfair to expect models to keep getting thinner just to get jobs.
Posting a picture of herself posing backstage at a show at the start of her career, Tyra wrote:
''Models have so much pressure today. They have to look good on AND off the set. 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. They have to compete with actresses, recording artists and reality stars for magazine covers and ad campaigns. They have to have tons of followers on social media to book top notch jobs. 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??!!!!"
When I was a young model, yeah, we had to think about our weight, but not like today. I think I was size 6, not a size 0. And backstage at fashion shows, I looked like this photo you're looking at. Yep, that's teenaged me right before a YSL show was about to start in sneakers, plaid flannel and bad jeans. Mr. Yves Saint Laurent could care how I looked when I arrived to his show. But when I hit his stage, he expected excellence. And I made sure I delivered that every time I was chosen to walk his amazing runway.
I'm sending love and hugs to all working, aspiring and super models worldwide. You all have lots to live up to. And I'm here cheering for you every single day. Stay strong girls. #throwbackthursday. #throwbackTyTy''
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