Let's face it, Tyra Banks is getting really real and really raw.
The "America's Next Top Model" star headed to Instagram on June 17 to show herself in a new light -- one that involves no makeup and no filter.
"You know how people say #nofilter but you know there's a freakin' filter on their pic? Or maybe there's a smidge of retouching going on but they're lying and saying it's all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me," she captioned the selfie.
The fully-untouched selfie comes two days after the model bared her soul on Instagram, urging her nearly 3 million followers to embrace change.
"It's all about taking BIG chances," she wrote on June 15, while paying homage to fellow model Linda Evangelista, "not being afraid to try NEW stuff."
She continued, "Don't be afraid. Let the old go (Buh-Bye) and make room for the new (Hello, new life!!!). Is it a job that is just not right? A school? A toxic friend? A man? A woman? Cut whatever it is out of your life so you can fly."
And a makeup-free selfie is definitely new grounds for someone who has made a living with the help of makeup, hair stylists and photo editing. Tyra's wide-eyed raw photo is beautiful -- despite the funny face she's making. It celebrates her imperfections and shows the 41-year-old with skin flaws and dark circles around her eyes -- something she points out.
"I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, 'Naw, Ty. Show 'em the REAL you.' So...here I am. Raw. And there YOU are...looking at me, studying this picture," she wrote of her selfie. "Maybe you're thinking, 'Whoa, she looks ROUGH.' And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal."
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We've seen Tyra on TV, in sultry ad campaigns and on the world's largest catwalks, but this is refreshing.
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