I’ve always been one to say that if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. So…
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter former supermodel (who just so happens to STILL be fierce) Tyra Banks says it’s not her fault the winners of America’s Next Top Model aren’t successful.
I don’t double dip, for ethical reasons. At one point, I was thinking about managing one of the girls, but I think that’s unethical. Do you choose the one you think you will make the most money off of or the girl who you feel like deserves it the most? When a girl wins, it’s up to her to work with the modeling agency she’s partnering with. A lot of girls, some of them just want the crown. It’s disheartening, like, “I just won and I’m about to go back to my hometown and get a boyfriend and get me a baby.” But this is not a pageant. Others are hungry to work and do get jobs, mostly internationally. This is a global business. On American Idol, the guy or girl wins and their song is played on the radio around the world, whereas on Top Model, the girl may win and then book Spanish Elle or Japanese Vogue or South African Harper’s Bazaar. These are huge magazines, but they are regional, so it’s difficult to feel her success.
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