It's (Kinda) Settled: Tyra Banks Had A Nose Job

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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Sigh. I have a big nose too. I actually kind of resemble Heather from ANTM, in the coloring and face shape. I've had culturally insensitive people assume I'm Jewish (dark hair and eyes, light skin) and ask me what my plans for Hanukkah were. I was like, I'm not Jewish, and one guy actually asked me,"Really? Then why is your nose so big?" I couldn't believe it. I wanted to ask him why his gut was so big if he wasn't pregnant, but I didn't think that would be nice.

As I get older, it doesn't bother me as much. Sometimes I really like it, as I think it makes me look kind of distinctive and striking. Other times I feel like my neck is going to break from having to hold up the weight. I might get plastic surgery on it, but only to fine-tune it. I wouldn't want a teensy little Irish nose. For one thing, I think it would make my chin even more prominent looking. I suppose I'll just live with it.