Back in the days of Tyra Banks ' daytime talk show, she noted during an episode honoring Black History Month that she, too, carved out a place of her own in the record books. In , the trailblazing supermodel became a household name when she graced the cover of Sports Illustrated 's annual swimsuit-focused edition. She was the first Black model to do so.
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The former supermodel-turned-business savvy media mogul looks straight at the camera, her waist cinched by a thick belt, revealing her curvy figure. While Banks has been a staple of American media culture for close to two decades, it is her recent shift from television personality to multi-media brand that I want to investigate. In late December Banks publicly announced that she would be leaving her Emmy-winning afternoon talk show The Tyra Show to pursue the development of her film company Banksable Productions. O campaign. This campaign has become a key component of her current branding strategy, which centers on the body as a site for both power and self-esteem for young women. Perhaps ironically though, Banks became popular in part because of her positioning as a raced and gendered body. This new mission is also indicative of her shift from a post television personality to multi-media celebrity, with her brand now extending beyond television and into both the Internet and film. Banks launched her Beauty Inside Out Campaign in fall , along with her rebranded website. Campaign appears to be a progressive, feminist approach to body image and media representation.
Jennifer Lawrence said she was once told to lose 15 pounds in two weeks.
Tyra Banks' already lengthy resume as a multi-hyphenate mogul has just gotten a little longer. Yesterday, news broke that the supermodel, host, and entrepreneur will be executive producing and starring in a multi-part docu-series called Beauty. The docu-series will air on the short-form video platform Quibi in April Throughout her nearly year-long career, Banks has been an outspoken advocate for challenging mainstream standards of beauty and continuously has encouraged women to embrace their bodies. Banks began gracing high-fashion runways in But when she started to develop curves early on in her career, such opportunities dwindled.
Celebrities are often pressured to change how they look, and many big-names in Hollywood have opened up about how hurtful and damaging this can be. From actors to models, here are stars who have opened up about being pressured to lose weight in order to succeed in their career. In at Elle's Women in Hollywood event, Jennifer Lawrence spoke out about the "humiliating" and "degrading" ways the film industry approaches body image. She went on to say that the experience made her feel "trapped" and that she now continuously reminds herself that she deserves to be treated with respect.