Tyra Banks is calling an end to the battle of the supermodels.
The former Victoria’s Secret model recently expressed how uncomfortable she’s become about the recent drama among the new crop of models. Although Tyra has been out of the game for over ten years, she knows a thing or two about beef between the leggy beauties.
The new mom wrote on her website that she feels she’s “in the middle” of this feud, because she had both a career in high fashion, but also “created a modeling reality show.” She continued, “There’s a level of poetic first-hand experience and understanding that I have and want to share about this escalating battle between supermodels of the past and present.”
She shared in detail how hard it was to be a real supermodel before this technological day and age, writing, “We worked runways and shot magazine spreads together, schlepped to countless go-sees, used pay phones for on-the-go communication, and subways for transportation around the globe — no cell phones, Ubers or Lyfts around. Our GPS were huge, awkward maps in Italian and French that we pulled out when lost and scared.”
She added, “We witness young girls on reality shows and super popular girls on social media now being called Supermodels and think, ‘WHAT?! It’s not fair! Is that kind of success even real? There is insanely high demand for these girls from the public, and yes, from the intimidating, elusive fashion industry too. I know you’re thinking, ‘But HOW can the industry justify them? They didn’t sweat and SUFFER like I did!!!'”
Tyra’s semi-rant stems from a statement made by Rebecca Romijn, saying that Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are “social media” models, “not true supermodels.” Stephanie Seymour also made a comment about the Jenners and Hadids of the industry, saying that supermodels are now a “thing of the past.”
Check out what else Tyra had to say on her website.
SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter