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Tyra Banks as Other Super Models

A few days ago, Tyra tweeted some professional pictures of herself portraying Cara Delevinge, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss.

She described this venture on her Twitter feed as:

“I’ve put my own spin on #NYFW with a  tribute to some of the fiercest #SuperModels ever. Unretouched. Real. Raw.”

Mainly, these looks I believe were achieved with makeup, lots of it – its all the eyebrows – look closer!

TYRA/CINDY CRAWFORD

Tyra Cindy

Tyra Cindy Crawford

As soon as these pictures hit the internet the trolls went on a ‘is this racist/not racist’ tangent, I believe we need to admire her bravery for attempting these. Respect for the fact that these people, fall into the same category as her – SUPER MODELS. I do not believe they were executed excellently but rather they sort of do the trick.  I am also not sure whether it was a good idea but its the thought that counts, right?

CARA DELEVINGE BY TYRA BANKS Tyra Cara

Tyra Cara Delevigne

To recreate these looks has taken not only talent from a makeup artistry front but rather that from a photographic perspective, the lighting is overall these 3 images not done too badly… apart from the Kate Moss “The Grudge” look a like picture (but let’s be honest the source and inspiration of this picture was from Kate’s heroin chic phase anyway – so bravo Tyra & Co??).

TYRA DOES “HEROIN CHIC”

Tyra KateTyra Kate Moss

The press release gives the feeling that these 3 images are part of a 15 image series… I’m very curious to see the others and I will be sure to share these with you.

x flea143

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Tyra Reveals More Information on the 15th Season

Sandylash, my stunning co-bloggeress posted a while back about the hit TV series, America’s Next Top Model. About 3 weeks ago, Tyra Banks the host, possible creator (too lazy to google it so don’t hold me to it) and general entrepreneur of ANTM announced that the upcoming 15th season is going to be the “best” yet. The show follows the transformation of everyday American girls to aspiring models into potentially fierce super models or that would be the aim anyway! If you don’t know about the show, don’t bother reading on… I will bore you to sleep 🙂

The winner of the upcoming season will receive two spreads in Vogue Italia magazine and a breakthrough contract with IMG Models. The express how intense and what a breakthrough a contract with IMG Models is, Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss are currently signed with them.

As for the Vogue Italia feature, this was made possible when Tyra and magazine editor, Franca Sozzonni maintained a friendly relationship after Tyra agreed to be featured in the magazines July 2008 issue which only featured black models.

Tyra expressed that they are going to be looking for a winner that will have international appeal, and should be able to be featured in other markets other than just main stream American modelling but for the likes of Britan and France too.

Are you excited? I know Sandy is 😉 I am too!

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