Eva Marcille & Tyra Banks Respond To Winnie Harlow Saying That ANTM Did Nothing For Her – “Wiz Khalifa Knows You Because of Top Model”
Back in May, model Winnie Harlow, who was as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21, visited Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live where she said that she didn’t gain anything from her appearance on the show. At the time she said:
I really started after the show, ’cause that really didn’t do anything for my career…which, it doesn’t do anything for any model’s career, realistically. A photographer from London hit me up—major photographer Nick Knight—and he was like, ‘Hey, I’ve seen your photos online, and I want to do a shoot with you.’ It went viral, and I got campaigns from there, and it hasn’t stopped since.
Did she say that? I discovered her on Instagram. Well, I discovered her on Instagram, and she’s on this show, so what do you think that means?
I have nothing but love for my girls, and my girls come from so many walks of life and so much pain and so much hardship and so much story. And a lot of the times, when people express themselves in certain ways, there’s a reason. I will respect her confidentiality and her life. I have to give love to her because they’re all my babies. Even the ones that act out are still my babies.
You know what? It amazes me that people get opportunities and they totally forget who gave them those opportunities. Winnie Harlow is a beautiful girl, but let’s be clear — we know her because of Top Model. The world knows her, Drake knows her, Wiz Khalifa knows her because of Top Model. So to diss Tyra, who gave everyone this huge platform, I think it’s really wack.
Do you think Winne was wrong for her comments? Let us know in the comments.