Tyra Banks proves that true "smizing" comes from within.
On Wednesday the 41-year-old supermodel posted a makeup-free, unretouched photo on her Instagram, along with a lengthy caption explaining her decision to post the hyper-low-maintenance look.
You know how people say #nofilter but you know there's a freakin' filter on their pic? Or maybe there's a smidge of retouching going on but they're lying and saying it's all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me. I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, "Naw, Ty. Show 'em the REAL you." So...here I am. Raw. And there YOU are...looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you're thinking, "Whoa, she looks ROUGH." And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal
The "America's Next Top Model" host embraced the potential backlash of uploading the picture. "Maybe you're thinking, 'Whoa, she looks ROUGH,'" she wrote in the caption. "And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal."
Banks, who hosted the Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year, often talks about evolving style trends and female confidence. In a 2014 op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, Banks wrote about her view of the future of beauty, saying that, "In general, I believe, traditional beauty will be less valuable -- and more uniqueness will be heralded."