The former supermodel Tyra Banks has gone on to achieve major success, not just with her hit talk show, but also with her hit reality show, America’s Next Top Model. There is controversy over a preview trailer of the upcoming new season. A model with a very small waist who is reportedly 6’2” has been making headlines over her appearance. Banks has released a statement addressing the fact that the trailer is attracting so much attention.
As People magazine reports, Banks released the following statement. Below is an excerpt:
“In an effort to create a fun and entertaining sneak peak of the upcoming cycle, America’s Next Top Model released a trailer that was edited in way that misconstrued our overarching message. As a leader in celebrating and promoting healthy body image, I must admit that I regrettably didn’t see this clip before it was released to the public, (with multiple Top Model departments, it’s just impossible to review everything) but on behalf of the Top Model team, these were not the intentions, and we truly apologize for any confusion, anger or disappointment it may have caused.”
There has been controversy in the past over the attitudes of certain models, but nothing quite like this. There has been a movement in the past few years in the world of runway fashion where models are concerned. Some designers, in an effort to show their support of a healthy body image have made sure that there models were over a certain weight to ensure that they are not underweight.
Tyra Banks has been very outspoken about promoting a healthy body image, and many look up to her for that reason. What do you think of the America’s Next Top Model controversy?
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