April 25, 2016
TYRA BANKS ON THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY
Tyra Banks has brought a lot of amazing things into our lives over the course of her career. This list includes: nights of Americas Next Top Model reruns, hours browsing gifs of her pulling ridiculous faces on TV, that day the clip of her going crazy at a model went viral and of course her invaluable lesson on how to optimize your photo-beauty through self coined technique: smizing. (Smiling with your eyes for those not in the know, d’uh).
The greatest Tyra gift of all however has just been given to us in the form of an op-ed that the model has just penned for The Wall Street Journal on her vision of beauty in the future.
Her predictions go a little something like this. Firstly: plastic surgery. We’ll all want to look as unique as possible and plastic surgery that will be as “easy and quick as going to the drugstore” will be the way to achieve this. If you’re not keen to go under the knife however, there will be “beauty digestibles” – a kind of vitamin-water type drink that will contour your cheekbones or arch your eyebrows for you.
Magical hair serum will exist that will thicken and grow you luscious locks overnight – and everyone’s skin colour and features will “mesh” so we all share Beyoncé’s complexion. As a result of this we’ll all be so beautiful that models will cease to exist – instead being replaced by robots and avatars that will become our everyday companions. These robots will be very in tune with our emotions and give us compliments as and when we need them. On a slightly more sinister (and possible) front – there will be no natural food as a result of global warming, and we will pick our babies features like “menu items at a fast-food drive-through window”.
Oh, and since we’re all going to look like Bey, fittingly women (who will be able to give birth until they are 120) will rule the world…