In the star’s new programme, curvy girls parade on the catwalk to win a contract with Whilelmina’s W Curve agency
Tyra Banks is to present a new programme which, for the first time in the history of TV, will see curvy girls between 13 and 19 years old compete on the catwalk. After the controversy surrounding the excessive thinness of Ann Ward, who won the next to last America’s Next Top Model, our curvy black icon will attempt to launch a new ideal of curvy beauty – one that we’re big fans of too – on American screens.
The TV schedules have recently given us different sitcoms that address – often with too much irony – the idea of freeing ourselves from the size 0 conception of beauty. However, we’re particularly pleased to note this revolutionary, innovative move of Tyra’s, which will bring beautiful, curvy girls onto the catwalk.
Jon Ilani is to present the programme alongside the black star. He’s the head of W Curve, the plus size model department of the Wilhelmina agency, which will present the winner with an attractive contract. “Ladies, grab a camera, keep it Fiercely Real, and don’t forget to smise”.