Tyra Banks Respectfully Claps Back At Winnie Harlow's 'America's Next Top Model' Criticism
You better put some respeck on Tyra's name.
While visiting Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live to discuss her upcoming Life-Size 2 film, Tyra Banks was asked about an incident where Winnie Harlow, a former contestant on America's Next Top Model, claimed Banks' long-running show never did anything to benefit the careers of aspiring models. Responding to the question with grace, Banks clapped back in true model form.
Harlow, who made her guest appearance on the same late-night show in May, boldly stated that ANTM isn't as influential as some people may think, insinuating that her star rose after her photo shoot with Nick Knight went viral. Responding to the 24-year-old Victoria's Secret model's comments, Banks offered nothing but respect.
"I discovered her on Instagram and she is on this show, so, what do you think that means," the 44-year-old supermodel said. "I have nothing but love for my girls and my girls come from so many walks of life, and so much pain, and so much hardship, and so much story. A lot of the time when people express themselves in certain ways there is a reason, and I will respect her confidentiality and her life. But yeah I have to give love to her. They are all my babies. I love my babies, even when they act out."
A glorious moment in adulting, the mother-of-one handled the situation like a pro, as her comments were met with applause from Cohen and his audience.
Watch Banks' remarks below.