Tyra Banks Thinks Beauty Will Be Perceived Differently In The Future

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Tyra Banks is no stranger when it comes to being  ridiculed by the press and media for her looks, but that has never kept her from saying how she really feels. In 2007, the 40-year-old gained 30-pounds after retiring from her model career.  Tyra spoke out about the backlash she was receiving from the media at that time and even joined the “Fat Fight Talk” Campaign, which helps women and men reduce self-damaging words to themselves.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, the retired model talked about her perception of beauty and how the general definition of it will change in the future.  She says;

“In general, I believe, traditional beauty will be less valuable – and more uniqueness will be heralded.  People will be vying for that cutting-edge, distinct look in the way that today celebs reach for baby names that defy convention.”

She specifically states 10 predictions she see’s happening in the future, and one of them is getting plastic surgery will be as easy as walking into a drugstore.  But instead of the “cookie-cutter” look people crave now-a-days, everyone will be begging for a more unique and individual look.

Another prediction she has is that:

“Global warming will threaten our crops so natural food will be scarce. Hourglass, curvy bodies will be the aspirational beauty standard, representing that those women have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent.”

She also says that since beauty will be so easy to attain, there will be no more prejudice on looks, but rather on your socioeconomic standing, and that if you do not desire plastic surgery, physical attributes (ex. certain shaped eyebrows and contoured cheekbones), will be accessible by “beauty ingestibles” such as active waters.

Even though Tyra made her living through modeling, she believes that robots and aviators will take the place of models in the future to sell products.

“Models will be as relevant as a horse and buggy.”

To read the rest of Tyra Banks 10 Future Predictions visit here.

 

Fitness Correspondent: Stefani Romagnoli

 

 

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Fit Monday: Plus Size Model Anita Marshall Shares Her Inspiring Weight Loss Journey

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Anita Marshall’s weight loss journey is definitely inspiration. After spotting a before-and-after photo of her floating around on Twitter, I just knew she would be perfect for our Fit Monday feature.

Ever since she was younger, Anita had dreams of becoming a model, however, those dreams were almost crushed when she auditioned for America’s Next Top Model and was told that she was too big to fit their modeling criteria.

Although it was a huge blow to her self-esteem, Anita decided that she was not going to let her weight hold her back from achieving her goals.

Weighing in at almost 300 lbs, she decided that it was time that she took control of her destiny and she found the motivation to start working out and eating healthy. Fast forward to three years later, and she has now lost the excess weight and is currently a professional plus-size model with a booming career (Take that ANTM!). Anita can now be seen on the cover of magazines, Macy’s ads and much more.

She recently shared on her Instagram:

Years ago I started a journey to be a happier me. I was miserable. I hated what I was. I was angry at the world and didn’t feel like I had a purpose. One day I woke up and told myself I would stop feeling sorry for myself. I realized if I didn’t take control of my health, I would die from either the diabetes or heart disease that runs in my family. ( I want) to continue this journey of a happier and healthier me.

We recently caught up with Anita, and she was nice enough to share with us her weight loss journey, as well as her current workout regimen and nutrition plan.

Head over to NecoleBitchie.com to read my full interview