Tracie and I are both huge fans of America's Next Top Model, and of Tyra: But with one huge difference: I am convinced that Tyra had a nose job; Tracie's not sure. Even though this exists, the facial expression Ty Ty is making renders the evidence inconclusive. But we'll both state our case, and let you guys decide, after the jump.
Dodai: I think the pressure to have more "refined" features got to Tyra. Have you seen her as a kid? Check out the still (above) from George Michael's "Too Funky" video: Her nose is mad wide in the bridge! Check out this picture from 1997. Or this one from 2000. Compare them with this one, from 2007! I know Miss Banks works her angles and has fantastic makeup, but something is different. It's not at the bottom, by the nostrils — it's the bridge. And it's subtle. That's how you know she had a good surgeon!
Tracie: The pictures that Dodai showed me are really convincing (especially that black and white one from when she was a kid), but Tyra has been so vocal about her anti-plastic surgery stance that I find it hard to believe that she would have had work done. She's said, "I am totally against plastic surgery. A lot of people think I have breast implants because I have the biggest boobs in the business. But I was a 34C when I was 17." She even had a doctor give her a breast exam in front of her studio audience to prove her rack is real. And in both interviews and on her show, she's discussed the importance that makeup and hair weaves play in the way she looks, admitting that it takes over two hours to be transformed into the Tyra that we see, saying "I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation." And while I'm very aware of her affinity for choreographing reality, I still think that her slimmer nose could be a product of contouring, as she demonstrated here: