Tyra Banks Defends Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS Photo Shoot Amid Photoshop Allegations

“Me curvier, me damn near almost 50 years old in this campaign — I think it is pretty empowering,” she said.
“Me curvier, me damn near almost 50 years old in this campaign — I think it is pretty empowering,” she said.

Tyra Banks isn’t going to let the critics get in the way of her latest modeling opportunity. This week, the Dancing Alongside the Stars host came on the Today show with Kim Kardashian to discuss their inspiring Skims photo session, which took place amid claims that her body was Photoshopped to appear smaller. Banks claims that she has been discussing this topic for decades. Tyra Curvier, who is approaching 50 years old in this campaign, believes it is empowering.

How Did Tyra Banks Convince Kim Kardashian?

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS new collection

Banks, the first black woman to appear on a solo Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover in 1997, also discussed how Kardashian persuaded her to come out of retirement for the campaign. Kim said to Tyra that she had not seen boobs that were real and big. Kim Kardashian said this when Banks appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Banks revealed this by saying that she and Kim had this kind of conversation earlier. She said that that gave her self-esteem for her body. So they had, like, a serious conversation, and Banks finally said yes.

Kardashian, 41, chimed in, adding that the duo just had an honest heart-to-heart conversation. And Kim got to hear what the brand stands for, and why she started the brand. The reason behind Kim starting the brand is to support all the women around the globe. Fans accused Skims of Photoshopping Banks’ curves immediately after the business launched its new “Icons” campaign, which also featured Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

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How Did The Fans React To The Shoot?

Kim Kardashian at the premier
Kim Kardashian

A fan was appalled to see the level of manipulation done to Tyra Banks’ figure in Kim Kardashian’s new Skims ad campaign, according to a series of photographs sent to Problematic Fame’s Instagram Stories. This is a low stunt for a company that prides itself on body positivity and diversity. In what universe does transforming Tyra’s body into a clone of Kim’s promote body positivity and inclusion? During the interview Banks tried to save the shoot by using all the strategies. While Kim Kardashian too, has received a lot of backlash because of the shoot. Let us see what happens next. If you missed it, Dancing with the Stars which Tyra hosts just announced a huge change for the upcoming season.

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