Ever the ambassador for unique beauty, Tyra Banks just showed off her own in the form of a more natural look.
The supermodel, who rebranded herself on the runway as Banx earlier this year, seems to have made another transformation by going back to her natural hair color and texture.
“My hair color when I was a lil TyTy. Years later, @kimblehaircare and her team took me back to my baby girl roots. My real hair. My real color (many many many years ago 😉). 👧🏽” the star captioned the August 19 photo.
Fans adored the look, which saw blond and brown-colored s-shaped curls frame Banks’ face as her hair was braided into an up-do of sorts.
“Yeeees Natural hair 🔥🔥🔥😍😍😍😍”
“Oooo please wear you real hair More”
“so much better with your hair this way! Please keep it as long as you can stand to take care of it 😛 <3”
“Tyra! Have you ever thought of going natural? Think about it. You could potentially change the game even more than it has with so much marketing around natural hair. 💜”
That Banks would show off her beauty in a stripped-down form is not surprising. The model and TV personality has long been an ambassador for girls and women celebrating their individual beauty.
On Instagram, Banks has often espoused messages of body-positivity.
“Girls of all kinds can be beautiful — from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing, and all in between,” read a meme the “America’s Next Top Model” executive producer posted to Instagram in March.
And when she initially announced her theme park Modelland earlier this year, she spoke to why she started “ANTM” in the first place.
“I created ‘Top Model’ to expand the definition of beauty based on my own pain of being told no that I couldn’t do something because I’m curvy or I’m black,” she said in February. “My empathy for women in general increased through the experience.”
Banks is also preparing to spread her message in another form. In June, the star announced plans for a docuseries called “Beauty,” which will be available on the new entertainment app Quibi, scheduled to launch in April of 2020.
“Our docuseries aims to expand and redefine the definition of beauty as we know it,” Banks said in a statement. “Challenging why we accept certain beauty parameters and reject others and examining the beliefs behind those judgments.”