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America's Next Top Model

Tyra Banks Addresses Controversially Thin ANTM Contestant

Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model hasn’t even premiered yet, and Miss Tyra’s already apologizing for the promo. In it, we see Miss Jay completely enclose controversially tiny Ann’s waist in his hands, to which Mr. Jay responds “She’s gonna make Miss Jay eat Tic Tacs and watercress for the rest of the season.“ Although the girl is really thin, Tyra wants everyone to know she is in no way promoting unhealthy body image.

"In an effort to create a fun and entertaining sneak peek of the upcoming cycle, America's Next Top Model released a trailer that was edited in way that misconstrued our overarching message,” Banks says. “As a leader in celebrating and promoting healthy body image, I must admit that I regrettably didn't see this clip before it was released to the public, (with multiple Top Model departments, it's just impossible to review everything) but on behalf of the Top Model team, these were not the intentions, and we truly apologize for any confusion, anger or disappointment it may have caused."

Thanks for the concern, Tyra.

Tune in to the CW on September 8th for the premiere.

Source: LA Times


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