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Tyra Banks: I Almost Lost Victoria’s Secret Gig Because of My Natural Hair

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Tyra Banks: I Almost Lost Victoria’s Secret Gig Because of My Natural Hair

BY JESSICA BENNETT via http://www.ebony.com/

Tyra Banks is currently on a press run for new book, Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss. The memoir largely covers her career, with the supermodel revealing Victoria’s Secret almost let her slip through their fingers because their on-set stylist had no clue how to work with her natural hair type.

“I had to figure out how to make sure I looked good at work, because I almost lost my opportunity at Victoria’s Secret,” Banks shared with W Magazine. “I was sent home the first day because the hairdresser didn’t know what to do with my African American hair, so it looked crazy.”

The following year, Banks had her own stylist do her hair before heading to set, refusing to let VS’s glam squad to touch her tresses.

“Then a year later, I finally begged my agent to get them to give me another chance, and I had my hairdresser come to my apartment in Union Square and wash, blow-dry, and flat-iron my hair. And then I wrapped it and put a scarf on until the …

 

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