Tyra Banks Goes Crazy With ANTM Gang in Red Snakeskin Heels

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Tyra Banks is well known for speaking her mind. The top model is, in fact, one of the few women in the industry willing to talk about what it’s like to struggle.

 

Models have so much pressure today. They have to look good on AND off the set. They have to arrive backstage at fashion shows looking and dressed as if they are already ON a runway. They have to be slimmer than slim. Skinnier than skinny. They have to compete with actresses, recording artists and reality stars for magazine covers and ad campaigns. They have to have tons of followers on social media to book top notch jobs. And they have to do selfies that make them look relatable, but not TOO relatable, because then people may comment that they don’t understand, “Why the heck is THAT girl a friggin’ model??!!!!” When I was a young model, yeah, we had to think about our weight, but not like today. I think I was size 6, not a size 0. And backstage at fashion shows, I looked like this photo you’re looking at. Yep, that’s teenaged me right before a YSL show was about to start in sneakers, plaid flannel and bad jeans. Mr. Yves Saint Laurent could care less how I looked when I arrived to his show. But when I hit his stage, he expected excellence. And I made sure I delivered that every time I was chosen to walk his amazing runway. I’m sending love and hugs to all working, aspiring and super models worldwide. You all have lots to live up to. And I’m here cheering for you every single day. Stay strong girls. #throwbackthursday #throwbackTyTy

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So, we’re not surprised to see Tyra speaking her mind once again. The supermodel took to Instagram to voice some of the pressures she faces as a model.

She uploaded a photo of her teenaged self waiting backstage at a YSL show, all dolled up on the makeup chair. In the snap, Tyra was wearing a flannel shirt, sneakers, and ill-fitting pants.

Tyra Banks attends America's Next Top Model Cycle 22 premiere partyTyra Banks attends America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 premiere party in West Hollywood on July 28, 2015

Tyra stated in her caption that the important thing back then was how models performed on the runway and contrasted that to today’s attitude toward models: That they must be “at work” 24/7.

Also known as BanX, she recently hit the red carpet to promote the 22nd cycle of America’s Next Top Model.

Tyra Banks poses and shows off her blunt bob on the green carpetTyra Banks poses and shows off her blunt bob on the green carpet

The 41-year-old encouraged young aspiring models today to stay strong despite industry pressures.

Tyra Banks' sexy feet in strappy red stilettos on the green carpetTyra Banks’ sexy feet in strappy red stilettos on the green carpet

Tyra had fun on the ANTM carpet with her crazy posse in an asymmetrical red dress by Bryan Hearns. She paired the bright piece with her new short bob and a pair of ferocious-looking red snakeskin heels by Alejandra G.

Tyra Banks poses on the green carpet of an America's Next Top Model event with Co-Executive Producer J. Paul Buscemi, Executive Producer Dana Gabrion, Co-Executive Producer Jaimie Glasson, ANTM Judge J. Alexander, Executive Producer Ken Mok, Executive Producer Laura Fuest Silva, and Producer Jonah McMichaelTyra Banks poses on the green carpet of an America’s Next Top Model event with Co-Executive Producer J. Paul Buscemi, Executive Producer Dana Gabrion, Co-Executive Producer Jaimie Glasson, ANTM Judge J. Alexander, Executive Producer Ken Mok, Executive Producer Laura Fuest Silva, and Producer Jonah McMichael

We took it upon ourselves to find a pair of fierce red heels similar to Tyra’s. Good news! We found some, and you can get them with only one mouse click at Zappos.

Jessica Simpson Marthena Sandals in Lipstick Trop, $114.99

Jessica Simpson Marthena Sandals in Lipstick Trop

Michael Antonio Jace Sandals in Coral Snake PU, $54.99

Michael Antonio Jace Sandals in Coral Snake PU

Michael Kors Norma Sandals, $197.99

Michael Kors Norma Sandals

Credit: Tyra Banks' Instagram / FayesVision / WENN

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