Nobody’s going to look like Lupita though? Hm…
Tyra Banks has never been known for making the most intelligent of statements, but somehow she was tapped for a column in the Wall Street Journal this past week to give her predictions on what beauty will look like in the unspecified future.
As she wrote for WSJ.com:
As I look into the future, I see radical changes in both how people “attain beauty,” and how the world perceives beauty. In general, I believe, traditional beauty will be less valuable—and more uniqueness will be heralded.
But let me be more specific with 10 predictions:
Since nobody really has time for all that, you’re getting the main four here:
1. Plastic surgery will be as easy and quick as going to the drugstore for Tylenol. Emphasis will be on how unique and interesting one can look, as opposed to a cookie-cutter look. People will be vying for that cutting-edge, distinct look in the way that today celebs reach for baby names that defy convention.
2. There will be no hair extensions. If one wants longer locks, a hair-growing serum is applied to the scalp, and the length and thickness of the hair will increase in 24 hours. The popular hair texture of choice will be curly.
4. The features of one’s baby will be as selectable as menu items at a fast-food drive-through window. Blue and green eyes will become so common that dark brown will become the rare and newly desired eye color.
5. Skin color and features will mesh into a similar shade for the majority of people. Typical features and coloring will lean toward a Rihanna or Beyoncé or me kind of look. People with alabaster or ebony skin will be rare and heralded for that uniqueness.
Sidenote…she never seems to miss an opportunity to to refer to herself as a beauty standard, does she?
So Tyra thinks today’s beauty ideals will become so common and easily attained that roles will essentially be reversed and dark and extremely pale skin will be rare, yet sought after? Interesting, but we aren’t sure why is this even coming from her. Doesn’t she have a modeling show that no one watches anymore to worry about or something?
What do you think of Tyra’s predictions on beauty? Is she on the right track or does she deserve a “ho sit down?”