Tyra Banks shares flawless makeup-free selfie on Instagram

Anyone who has seen a single episode of America’s Next Top Model knows that Tyra Banks is the one and only expert of beauty and fashion. She knows all. She’s a Harvard Business School grad. No one can do it better. So when Tyra tells you that you “deserve” to see the real her, you better open up your eyes—and smize. 

Late last night, Tyra posted a no-makeup selfie to Instagram:

As she explains in the caption, “I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, ‘Naw, Ty. Show ’em the REAL you.’”

In 2009, Banks famously showed her real hair on her talk show, Tyra.

And body positivity has always been a tenet of Tyra’s message. In 2009, she answered tabloid critics by telling them to kiss her “fat ass.” Legendary.

But Banks is not the only celebrity, or woman for that matter, taking selfies with no makeup to make a point. Earlier this year, the #nomakeupselfie campaign managed to raise $8 million for cancer research. And of course, stars have always posed without any powder for great attention and praise. In March, Gwyneth Paltrow posted a casual morning selfie without anything on her face:

Believe in the power of Tyra.

Screengrab via Tyra Banks/Instagram

Myles Tanzer

Myles Tanzer

Myles Tanzer is a former contributor to the Daily Dot with an emphasis on technology and viral news. He is currently the Fader's news editor, having previously written and edited for Vogue, BuzzFeed, and Gawker.