Tyra Banks predicts the future in her Wall Street Journal article

The supermodel forecasts fundamental changes in the way future generations will perceive beauty

By Andrea Tim | Published: 9 Jul 2014

Tyra predicts future
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While Taylor Swift's Wall Street Journal article steered clear of Kanyeisms, Tyra Banks' was, well, pretty close to rivalling Kanye's words of wisdom. More coherent, but very close.

The America's Next Top Model creator and judge wrote in the business news site about how the world will one day come to perceive beauty. According to her, it's drastically different from the way we do so now.

Plastic surgery and desired hair texture will be easier to attain through technological and pharmaceutical advancements. Tyra believes that one day, all it will take is a pill for you to have contoured cheeks. She also predicted that beauty standards will shift towards being curvy, with dark brown being the most coveted eye colour rather than the now-rare blue and green. Because, you know, everyone will keep picking green or blue eyes for their babies until the colours aren't special anymore.

In a table-turning idea, Tyra claims that while women run the world, men will be obsessed with being attractive and they will be the ones who aim to marry rich women. Somebody alert Kanye; he needs to change the lyrics to Gold Digger.

It gets a bit scary when she suggests that there will be no need for models as beauty will have become easily attainable. Instead, avatar models that look nothing like the inhabitants of Earth will help sell products globally (but wait, won't that just create another cycle of unattainable beauty standards?).

And the kicker: "Skin colour and features will mesh into a similar shade for the majority of people. Typical features and coloring will lean toward a Rihanna or Beyoncé or me kind of look."


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