I have a little secret that I want to share with y’all: I am obsessed with trash-tv, wich is a form of television programming considered to be tasteless or some like that. Shows like Basketball Wives and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta are in my Top 5 and I have to admit that I am watching America’s Next Topmodel. And I think I have seen most of the 20 cycles where Tyra Banks teaches her “Top Model” protégées the art of modeling. But on the latest episode Tyra showed her ability to smize (“smile with your eyes”, word made up by Tyra) as part of a photography exhibition called “Tyra Banks presents: 15”.
Why “15”? Because she is transforming into 15 other supermodels of our era. From Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Hall, Iman, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Brooke Shields, Claudia Schiffer, Carmen Dell’Orefice and Grace Jones to modern fashion superstars like Kate Upton and Cara Delevingne.
The pictures were all styled by Tyra’s personal stylist Ty-Ron Mayes and photographed by Spreitzenbarth. All the photos are un-retouched and can be viewed at Jack Studios in New York from until November 9th. Let’s see if you can guess all of them right (pictures via: http://www.blackfashion.tumblr.com):