Former supermodel Tyra Banks decided to show her natural self Wednesday morning, with an exaggerated expression using no makeup and no filter.
She writes on her Instagram post: “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.”
Her post has 116,000 likes so far (but that’s it?), with many supportive comments, including this from @lbar28: “Still gorgeous! Thanks for showing what real women look like first thing in the am @tyrabanks! I may just be brave enough to go out (or snap a pic) w/o makeup now.”
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Tyra’s post did inspire a few women to take on the challenge, but there’s been no avalanche of morning selfies, proving that what Tyra did was a brave thing.