I've learned a few things about Tyra Banks from watching all 22 Cycles (not Seasons, how dare you!) of America's Next Top Model:
1) She's insane
2) She loves herself
3) She gets sh*t done.
So now that various supermodels of the world find themselves at odds, it should be no surprise that Banks has elected herself as the de facto problem-solver and peacemaker of this very fashionable battle.
But what exactly is this brawl about, anyway? It all started a few months ago, when Rebecca Romijn took a jab at the next generation of professional good-looking ladies, saying that they're “not true supermodels.” (She later amended her decry.) Fellow last-gen model Stephanie Seymour joined in the newly-forming faction of anti-millennials: “Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. They deserve their own title," Seymour told Vanity Fair in an interview. She went on to call the new kids “beautiful girls” but says a better description for them would be “bitches of the moment.”
“This moment is all about being supportive—NOT cyberbullying,” Kendall Jenner wrote in a post on her website. “No one is trying to steal Stephanie Seymour’s thing, or trying to be her. I actually looked up to her ... Being a ‘supermodel’ is a relative term. If people want to call Gigi [Hadid] and I supermodels now, it doesn’t take anything away from supermodels of the past.”
The war raged on.
Then, suddenly, the clouds parted. Almighty Ty-Ty descended from her gilded throne in the glorious crazy-person heavens to end this heartbreaking hostility:
How exactly will Tyra end this utter pandemonium? Totally unclear. But she'll do it, Tyra-damnit.