I haven’t watched this show in years. It’s actually quite good and I know Tyra gets a bad rep, but I like her – she is a strong woman.
Just recently my TV happened to be on this particular channel, and I was about to change channels when I got totally sucked in. I stood, not seated, stood in front on the TV, remote in hand and just watched it. I was planning to turn it over but instead I watched the whole show stood up with my remote on stand-by.
Here’s the thing… the girls, and they are girls – 18-24 are not all pretty or gorgeous or obviously a model – like a Gisele. They are awkward, gangly, big noses, little noses, gappy teeth, larger than life eyebrows and imperfect – which of course makes it good TV. But, on photos – wow, in photos – striking and gorgeous.
I need Tyra to do that for me. I don’t want to be America’s Next Top Model, I am 43 for god’s sake, that’s ridiculous – even comical, but here’s what it makes me think about – every woman is beautiful. All of us have something to offer, even if it is not on the front of Vogue. However, I bet and I truly believe this, all of us could be on the front of Italian Vogue and with the help of say 50 consultants for hair, make-up, lighting etc… we could look AMAZING and that is because we are!!! How about that for empowering! I need to talk like this more often. I need to give myself this type of advice!