Why Do Beautiful Black Women Alter Their Bodies For Success? Tyra Banks Reveals Why She Got A Nose Job

by Ellyce Ferguson

April 2, 2018

Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic

After nearly three decades in the fashion industry, Tyra Banks is coming clean about getting a nose job. Although she certainly did not need it to look better, the 44-year-old made the decision in order to further her modeling career, according to PEOPLE. Check out the interview below from early in her career to see what her nose looked like before the surgery.

See! She was just as stunning back then as she is now! The former supermodel opened up to the publication, saying she felt obligated to reveal she had some work done. “Natural beauty is unfair…I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching,” the America’s Next Top Model host said in the interview. “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.”

One thing that’s for sure is that Banks has no shame in her game, and doesn’t knock anyone who gets plastic surgery either.

“Fix it or flaunt it — I think women should be able to do both…You want a hair weave? Fine. You want permanent eyebrows? Fine. We as women need to stop judging,” she says. “If you like your natural self, don’t worry about it. 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.”

The actress isn’t the first to admit to getting plastic surgery. Many beautiful black women in Hollywood have gone under the knife, including K. Michelle who had butt injections done, but recently got them removed. The artist said on The Real that she originally got the surgery because she felt that her body wasn’t enough as it was. Why do black women often times feel like they need to enhance or alter their bodies for more success?

TELL US: Did you ever suspect that Tyra Banks had a nose job?

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