Yesterday Tyra announced the first ever plus-sized teen model competition on Monday’s episode of “The Tyra Show.” Look under the hood for details on what she’s looking for on the flippy side.
Here’s Tyra’s take on the show:
“I’ve always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty; through America’s Next Top Model, True Beauty and The Tyra Show I challenge industry and universal standards by featuring and celebrating non-traditional beauty, and stressing that true beauty is both INSIDE & OUT. Today, I’m announcing my FIRST EVER plus-sized teen model competition which I’m calling the Fiercely Real Teen Model Search; plus-sized tends to have a negative connotation and I want young girls to realize that what’s considered plus-sized is the average American woman. That woman is healthy, fit and beautiful. Adolescence is such an impressionable time in a young woman’s life, and I hope this contest helps teen girls discover their own beauty from the inside out.”
Teens hoping to be cast on Tyra’s “Fiercely Real Teen Model Search” must be between the ages of 13 and 19 are eligible to enter and must wear a size 12-20 and stand 5’9″- 6’1″ tall.
The winner will receive the following:
1. A one year modeling contract with Wilhelmina
2. A fashion spread on Tyra’s Magaline (shot by Tyra)
3. Cover photo with Tyra on Tyra’s Magaline
4. A spread in a major fashion magazine
The finalists will be introduced on Tuesday, March 2nd’s “The Tyra Show,” with the winner being crowned on Wednesday, March 3rd’s show.
We’re pretty sure this will give Tyra another good excuse to talk about herself, her struggles with her weight and oh… herself! some more. Who came up with that horrible name??? Ugh. Fiercely terrible Tyra!