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Tyra Banks defended by ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Alum after payment dispute

NS Bank Tyra The backlash continues. The former supermodel is now fighting trolls who say she mistreats contestants on her popular reality competition series America’s top model after a former contestant on the show talked about her experience. Sarah Hartshorne, now active as a comedian, went viral after she revealed that models have to support themselves financially, even when meals are involved.

“First of all, we don’t get paid anything, it’s a contest,” she said, Blend Cinema. “So there’s no payout. When do people pay to enter a contest or get paid to enter a contest? The whole purpose of a contest is to win prizes. You know me. what are you saying, it’s to show off 40 dollars that’s for per diem, it’s per diem so technically you don’t get paid nobody gets paid, because if anybody If that’s being paid then there could be legal issues about who wins or how much gets paid. maybe a big TV series… It’s a contest.”

Social media users have called for Banks to be canceled for its alleged treatment of models. But Toccara Jones, who competed on Season 3 of the show, says Banks is being unfairly criticized. “Of course, you can’t cancel Tyra. No… doesn’t mean you can’t cancel Tyra,” Jones said TMZ.

She was also jarring when she didn’t get paid to be on the show. “First of all, we weren’t paid anything,” she said. “It’s a contest so no pay…. The whole point of the contest is to win prizes. It’s to show off. That $40 is per diem. So technically, we didn’t get paid, nobody got paid because if someone got paid there would be legal problems… and they fed us but we could buy our own personal items if we need to,” Toccara added.

Banks have come under intense scrutiny in recent years. Many people say that her behavior on the show is malicious. In 2020, she addresses concerns on social media, saying that in hindsight, she would do things differently. “I have seen posts about insensitivity in some ANTM moments in the past and I agree with you,” she began in a tweet. “In retrospect, those were some really bad choices. Appreciate your honest feedback and I’m sending lots of love and virtual hugs.”

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