Tyra Banks Is Unrecognizable in New Photo Series

Banks channels 15 famous supermodels in fierce new photo project.

Posted: 09/10/2013 12:15 PM EDT
Tyra Banks

Tyra fans, get ready to do a double take!

In a new photo exhibition, Tyra Banks Presents: 15, the supermodel is physically transformed, thanks to hours of hair and makeup, into fellow runway stars Iman, Grace Jones, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Cindy Crawford.

“It was amazing to be physically transformed into my idol, Cindy Crawford... #Fierce mole, hair & all! ” Banks writes on her Instagram page, where she also unveiled stunning portraits capturing Delevingne’s tough-girl attitude and Moss’ gamine appeal.

The America’s Next Top Model creator says the number 15 represents the age she started modeling and the number of “supermodel friends, competitors and colleagues” she portrayed for the project. Banks even steps back in time to pose as herself at age 15 in the series.

Shot by renowned New York City photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth, the 15 black-and-white images were taken over the course of a year and released just in time for New York Fashion Week, which is currently in full swing.

Want a closer look at Ty Ty’s latest project? Tyra Banks Presents: 15 runs at Jack Studios (601 W. 26th Street) in New York City through Nov. 9.


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(Photo: Tyra Banks via Instagram)

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