Known for telling it like it is, model and TV star Tyra Banks is no stranger to challenging the status quo when it comes to beauty. So when she told People magazine this week about her past nose job — and that she supports women taking control over their looks, whatever they choose — that was a message we could get down with.

“Fix it or flaunt it — I think women should be able to do both,” she told People. “There is a boundary line, either you’re super natural or you live at the plastic surgeon. It’s OK to hop back and forth over that line. You want a hair weave? Fine. You want permanent eyebrows? Fine. We as women need to stop judging.”

Tyra Banks’ new book, ‘Perfect is Boring’

Nose jobs, or rhinoplasty, continues to be one of the most sought-after surgeries on RealSelf, ranking No. 3 after breast augmentation (No. 1) and tummy tuck (No. 2). Rhinoplasty is also one of our most popular treatment categories in our “Ask a Doctor” feature on RealSelf, with almost 40,000 questions asked to date.


Related: Rhinoplasty vs. non-surgical nose job: How to get the right nose for you.


Banks told People that she got a nose job because bones were “growing and itching” in her nose. “I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose,” she told the magazine. “I feel I have a responsibility to tell the truth.”

Banks spoke to People about her work as a model, especially when it came to competing with more “natural” looking women,  in advance of her new memoir, Perfect is Boring, which is out April 3.


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