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Tyra Banks showed off her natural hair on Instagram — and people are loving it

INSIDER logoINSIDER 9/12/2018 dboan@businessinsider.com (Daniel Boan)

Tyra Banks smiling for the camera © Provided by Business Insider Inc tyra banks Tyra Banks isn't just one of the biggest names in the modeling industry, she's also one of the most refreshingly honest. Her recent social media posts have seen the model embracing her natural hair, and people are empowered by the photos.

On Sunday, Banks shared a photo of her hair on Instagram and Twitter with the caption: "Me...because sometimes the wigs and weaves need a vacation." 

People loved Banks's look, calling her hair "beautiful" and "gorgeous," and some also pointed out how inspirational it is to see a model of her stature embrace all aspects of beauty. 

"We need to see more of this," one Instagram user commented. "I love it either way but that raw beauty is needed more and more."

"I'm still learning to love my natural hair and Tyra was instrumental in teaching me to love myself," another commenter added. 

Banks previously gave a glimpse of her natural hair in July, and encouraged her fans to do the same.  

"Some people might not like to see me in my natural hair and face, but this is as real as it gets," Banks captioned the post. "I want you to post your au natural look, and don't be scared to tag me! I just may show your raw pic some love!" 

In an interview with W Magazine in April, Banks opened up about the struggles she faced with her hair as she tried to break into the modeling industry as a woman of color.

"I had to figure out how to make sure I looked good at work, because I almost lost my opportunity at Victoria's Secret," she told W Magazine. "I was sent home the first day because the hairdresser didn't know what to do with my African American hair, so it looked crazy." 

Tyra Banks wearing a black dress © Provided by Business Insider Inc Tyra Banks Though Banks acknowledges that some progress has been made when it comes to inclusivity in the industry, she still feels there's a long way to go. 

"I see such diversity in girls that are very known, from Jourdan Dunn to Joan Smalls to Duckie Thot to a lot of girls whose names I don't even know but I just follow on Instagram," Banks told W Magazine. "But there's still a long way to go, particularly on the runway."

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