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Tyra Banks Boldly Shares Makeup-Free Selfie On Instagram

by Anna Halkidis
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We know what Tyra Banks looks like on her glamorous days and how fiercely she can strike pose — I mean, she’s graced the cover of almost every notable magazine. She even has a whole bunch of protégées trying to learn from her on America’s Next Top Model.

But on Wednesday, the former supermodel shared a makeup-free selfie on Instagram confirming that, just like us, she doesn’t wake up like that.

And while she admits she wanted to hide the dark circles under her eyes, the 41-year-old decided to let every imperfection show.

“You know how people say #nofilter but you know there’s a freakin’ filter on their pic? Or maybe there’s a smidge of retouching going on but they’re lying and saying it’s all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me,” she wrote as the caption.

She added: “So…here I am. Raw. And there YOU are…looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you’re thinking, ‘Whoa, she looks ROUGH.’ And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me.”

With all the hurtful critique celebrities get on a daily basis — Kelly Clarkson is a prime example — I’m sure we can all agree that Banks’ photo was a pretty daring move. Yet, the picture, which quickly received more than 100,000 likes, is simply another example of Banks’ attempt to empower women, like the famous moment she powerfully bashed tabloids for mocking her weight-gain. Kudos to you, Ms. Banks!

Please SHARE if you loved her message!

This is how we are used to seeing Tyra Banks: fierce and glamorous!

This is how we are used to seeing Tyra Banks: fierce and glamorous!

Just look at her strike one of her famous poses!

Just look at her strike one of her famous poses!

Now, the former supermodel shared this makeup-free selfie on Instagram...

Now, the former supermodel shared this makeup-free selfie on Instagram...

... along with this caption and we love it!

... along with this caption and we love it!

Many fans applauded her brave move and some even thanked her for it.

Many fans applauded her brave move and some even thanked her for it.

Please SHARE if you love Tyra Banks’ message!