"Fashion at the speed of life"

I don’t know what is going on with Tyra Banks. She was such an influential model and stunning beauty, yet when it comes to launching the new generation of models via her popular tv show “America’s Next Top Model”; she falls flat! Tyra would have you believe she isn’t the person who decides who wins and who loses but over the years we have all seen Ms. Banks go to bat for several models whose careers never quite took off. There was Saleisha Stowers who was a participant of Tyra’s Camp T zone and who Tyra personally tried to help mold. Saleisha never filmed a Covergirl Ad or Commercial and there is no information on her since 2009! What happened? She did walk in New York and La fashion Week but like i said that WAS 2 years ago! Which is like dog years in the modeling industry. She also loved Eva Marcille(née Pigford) so much she even managed her career! Now Eva has been successful in acting, making several film and tv appearances, BUT she won America’s Next Top Model so where is the modeling career? And the only sucessful America’s Next Top Model winners have been models Tyra wasn’t too fond of. Remember how much she hated Danielle Evan’s accent so much? Dani still walks Fashion Week and was only one of 2 past winners who actually did a Covergirl Ad campaign AND commercials. She even had her contract renewed.

And the most successful models weren’t even winners! Toccara Jones with her bold personality and amazing curves has a great career. She had a fourteen page spread in Vogue Italia’s black model issue modeling alongside heavy hitters like Chanel Iman and Noemi Campbell. And she just did a major ad campaign for UK chain Evans. Molly Sue Gondi moved to Paris and became a sensation, modeling for Vogue Italia, Cosmopolitan and many others. Now Anne Ward is the newest winner standing at an industry cut off height of 6’3. Tyra also loved her but with Anne’s painful shyness and awkwardness can she go beyond the obligatory Vogue Italia spread?So should Tyra Banks reconsider her career of scouting models? or does she not want to really give up her title as America’s Top Model? You be the judge.

Tocarra Jones

Molly Sue Gondi

Danielle Evans


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