Tara worked as a Victoria Secrets Model for eight years and is one of their most iconic models ever.
Yes, Tyra was almost fired from her first job because of her natural hair.
She is an advocate of breaking boundaries in the modeling world with her hit show America's Next Top Model and now maybe we can understand why a little more.
In an interview with W, she said;
“I had to figure out how to make sure I looked good at work, because I almost lost my opportunity at Victoria’s Secret. 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,”
“Then a year later, I finally begged my agent to get them to give me another chance, and I had my hairdresser come to my apartment in Union Square and wash, blow-dry, and flat-iron my hair,”
“And then I wrapped it and put a scarf on until the next day, when I was on my way to Victoria’s Secret and stepped out of a cab and whooshed it off my head, walked in, got my makeup done, didn’t let the hair people touch me, went to the bathroom, redid my face, put on extra lip gloss, and walked on that set."
Alls well that ends well. Her reign as a VS Angel lasted eight years where she hung up her wings.