This Larry King Live clip settles it for me: Tyra Banks has had a nose job. Dodai and I have been having this back and forth with each other about it. In her infamous "161" People magazine interview, she 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 this archival footage from Larry King, that was re-aired on Monday, leaves me completely convinced that she's had work done. Larry asks, "Are you afraid of plastic surgery?" She responds, "No, I'm not afraid of plastic surgery and I'm not against it... I feel like everybody should make a choice and, you know, if they want to do that, that's fine. I'm so not against it." Yeah, the girl she's talking to is the one looking back her in the mirror. Also, she's clearly not against visible lace fronts, either!
Each week on Top Model, we watch her have totally arbitrary rules on beauty and modeling, and often times, conflicting advice for the girls ("Don't lose weight to conform!" "Do anything you have to do to book that job!"), so it's not surprising that she'd have different answers for different outlets on the same subject. She did admit to Heather last week that she compartmentalizes, after all.
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