Tyra Goes Au Natural

Tyra Banks starts the fifth season of her eponymous daytime talkshow by revealing her natural hair, a simple gesture with a profound political and cultural message:
[Starting at 0:53] Okay, so let's talk about my hair right now. I know it's been a big mystery, and I was like, it was an unsolved mystery, and I felt like I needed to solve this mystery. Like, I've worn weaves and wigs and pieces and clip-ons and clip-outs and clip-downs and -arounds [laughter] since I was seventeen, eighteen years old! And I wanted to show the real me; I wanted to show the raw me. And I just got out of the shower—did the face first, of course, y'all—and then came out of here on this stage, and this is me, y'all. This is me. [cheers and applause]

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