Tyra Banks: In the Future Everyone Will Look Like “Rihanna Or Beyonce Or Me”

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By Michael Lewittes

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Tyra Banks is predicting the future of beauty, and how it will change.

The model says, “As I look into the future, I see radical changes in both how people ‘attain beauty,’ and how the world perceives beauty. In general, I believe, traditional beauty will be less valuable — and more uniqueness will be heralded.”

In an op-ed piece published in The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Banks feels future “plastic surgery will be as easy and quick as going to the drugstore for Tylenol.”

She also foresees a change in body ideals, explaining, “Hourglass, curvy bodies will be the aspirational beauty standard, representing that those women have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent.”

Banks further envisions skin color evolving as well, as “skin color and features will mesh into a similar shade for the majority of people. Typical features and coloring will lean toward a Rihanna or Beyoncé or me kind of look.”

Because of this, says Banks, “Prejudices based on physical features will be nearly eradicated. Prejudice will be socioeconomically based.”

The former talk show host also makes a major prediction for the future of women.

“Women’s empowerment will be an irrelevant concept because the balance of power between the sexes will have shifted dramatically. Women, in control of when they can have children (up to age 120!), and having more degrees and education than men, will be in charge. Men will be responsible for 70% of cosmetics sales and plastic-surgery procedures world-wide. Why? Men will be vying for women’s attention, obsessed with being attractive to females and snagging well-off ladies who can take care of them,” predicts Banks.

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