Tyra Banks seeks midget models

Posted February 24, 2009 by JJSaidIt Staff |Category: Tyra Banks


Tyra Banks


Top Model creator Tyra Banks looks to buck trend of hiring traditionally tall models and is looking for ’short and gorgeous’ women.


Tyra Banks has just announced that for the next edition of America’s Next Top Model, only women under 5′7” will compete.


According to The CW casting call, they are looking for “females, ages 18 to 27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes, sizes and with a height requirement of 5’7” and under.”


Producers confirmed that “midgets or little people” are being encouraged to join the cast as long as they meet the qualifications.


Banks defended her decision to focus on women of shorter stature saying, “Models are beautiful women and there shouldn’t be a rule that says because you’re a certain height you can’t be a Top Model…we’re making our own rules.”


Is Tyra Banks taking a brave step forward or creating an entertaining gimmick for television?


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  1. The One's comment says

    On February 24, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Oh, I thought you were insulting the under 5′7 women for a minute… don’t be hating on us!!! We are the best, believe that!!! :) Now, what is Tyra’s website!!!?

  2. DivaKattGurl's comment says

    On February 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    She is discriminating in general by restricting age at the end of the day this sounds like a gimmick!!

  3. anon's comment says

    On November 8, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    over 9000

  4. Miguel A. Alarcon's comment says

    On February 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Well it is a great breakthrough as people have seen that midget women can be beautiful well small and beautiful can be great for example about Asian women their are also very beautiful in deed Asian models are popping out and believe me when it comes to beauty sonetimes things come in small packages, let it be heard we can see an evolution of people viewig models instead of the typical caucasian models that are tall it is time to change the view of things.

  5. Lena's comment says

    On February 16, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I’m a woman of small stature and I think Tyra is full of sh*t because she don’t care about small women. She just want to exploit us for the sake of television. We need to be supported but not like this.

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