Tyra Banks has found herself in the middle of controversy over her "America's Next Top Model" moments that people are now calling problematic over a decade later.
It's been a rough few days for Tyra Banks. The fashion icon unexpectedly went viral on social media after old clips from America's Next Top Model resurfaced with the help of the public. These weren't brief moments that highlighted some of the better moments from the hit series that helped launch the careers of many—these were rather unfavorable segments that showed Tyra Banks and her crew in cringeworthy moments.
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Some of the videos shared included Tyra criticizing aspiring models over their looks, making them drastically change their appearances only to boot them from the show, dabbling in blackface, and pretending to accept a handful of models onto the reality series only for it to be fake. Dani Evans, a model from Season 6, was a popular fixture because she has a noticeable gap between her front two teeth. At the time, Banks told her she wasn't marketable and she should have the gap closed. The clip of that moment recently went viral, and now Evans has resurfaced to speak on how that moment affected her.
Dani shared her version of events in a lengthy Instagram video where she gave behind-the-scenes details of her time with Tyra Banks that the viewers didn't see. Check out Dani Evans below along with clips of Tyra on ANTM.
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This video isn’t made for unsolicited advice, words, or paragraphs on how YOU would have handled the situation. I’m speaking MY truth aside from anyone’s opinions, beliefs, or input. I chose to use my own platform to speak so I have full control over my narrative. Watch until the very end to understand the purpose as to why I took time to even address the matter. ð¤