For all the pamper and posing, modelling is no easy feat. Especially when Black. Just ask Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell.
Beyond being two of the most renown ethnic entities in the industry, the ladies have become synonymous with the word “supermodel” itself.
However, while often celebrated collectively, their own personal relationship was fraught with tension. Intensified by the media and mutual “friends”, bad blood boiled to feverish temperatures during their heyday only cooling when Banks invited her British-bred rival onto her talkshow in 2006.
Watch as the divas debate their differences above and below…
Am I the only one slightly jarred by Tyra’s passive-aggressive and all-round dramatics? Of course, I have ample love and respect for both ladies, yet it seemed Ms. Banks -the then-talk show host-did whole lot of talking and not much listening. Add to this the fact that she, herself, ‘fessed up to being the quintessential stuck-up model stereotype at one point, and an altogether different picture emerges.
In any case, this certainly made for TV gold. From the subtle , yet detectable shade, to the faux-reconciliation at the end. Bitchy at its best.