In the wake of Photoshop claims, Tyra Banks defends Kim Kardashian’s Skims shoot.

Tyra Banks isn’t going to let the critics get in the way of her latest modeling opportunity.

This week, the “Dancing With the Stars” host came for “Today” with Kim Kardashian to discuss their “empowering” Skims picture session — despite claims that her physique was Photoshopped to appear smaller.

Banks, 48, said, “This is something I’ve been talking about for decades.” “So, with this commercial, me curvier, me damn near 50 years old — I think it’s really empowering,” she says.

Banks also discussed how Kardashian persuaded her to come out of retirement for the campaign after she made history as the first black woman to appear on a solo Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover in 1997.

Tyra Banks posing in Skims campaign

“[Kim] stated she hadn’t seen boobs that were real and large until I was on the cover of Sports Illustrated,” Banks remembered of their chat.

“She stated that this gave her body self-esteem.

So we had a serious discussion, and then I eventually said, ‘Let’s do this!'”

“We just had an honest heart-to-heart talk,” Kardashian, 41, continued, “and she got to hear what the brand stands for, why I established the brand — and I’m just all about supporting women.”

Tyra Banks poses for Skims

Fans accused Skims of Photoshopping Banks’ curves immediately after the business launched its new “Icons” campaign, which also featured Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

“WHY did you photoshop Tyra and alter her?” “Tyra Banks looks way more beautiful without the edits in my opinion,” one fan wrote on Twitter, while another added, “She is naturally BEAUTIFUL.”

Many people chastised the brand for allegedly editing the photos while attempting to promote clothing that is suitable for people of all shapes and sizes.

Skims photo shoot with Tyra Banks, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel

“Appalled to see the amount of photoshop done to Tyra Banks’ body in Kim Kardashian’s new Skims and campaign,” a series of posts shared to Problematic Fame’s Instagram Stories read.

“For a brand that prides themselves on body positivity and inclusivity, this is low. In what world does editing Tyra’s body into a clone of Kim’s endorse any sort of body positivity and inclusivity?”

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