Tyra Banks Shares Her Beauty Predictions for the Future

The model says most women will have a skin tone and features like Rihanna or Beyoncé.

Posted: 07/10/2014 09:49 AM EDT
Tyra Banks

Looks like Tyra Banks has taken on a new gig as fortuneteller. For its 125th anniversary, the Wall Street Journal asked a selection of A-listers to talk about how various industries will change in the future. The model took the opportunity to share her 10 predictions of how beauty will be perceived and attained down the line.

"As I look into the future, I see radical changes in both how people 'attain beauty' and how the world perceives beauty. In general, I believe, traditional beauty will be less valuable — and more uniqueness will be heralded."

For example, Banks predicts that skin tones will average out to a hue similar to hers, Beyoncé's or Rihanna's because of the interracial couplings.

"Skin color and features will mesh into a similar shade for the majority of people," she wrote. "Typical features and coloring will lean toward a Rihanna or Beyoncé or me kind of look. People with alabaster or ebony skin will be rare and heralded for that uniqueness."

She also imagined a world where people's quest for unique looks will push the plastic surgery industry to truly commonplace grounds.

"Plastic surgery will be as easy and quick as going to the drugstore for Tylenol. Emphasis will be on how unique and interesting one can look, as opposed to a cookie-cutter look. People will be vying for that cutting-edge, distinct look in the way that today celebs reach for baby names that defy convention."

Even a stronger female force on the planet will have an effect on the beauty industry as men compete for the attention of those fierce women.

"Women's empowerment will be an irrelevant concept because the balance of power between the sexes will have shifted dramatically. Women, in control of when they can have children (up to age 120!), and having more degrees and education than men, will be in charge. Men will be responsible for 70 percent of cosmetics sales and plastic-surgery procedures worldwide. Why? Men will be vying for women's attention, obsessed with being attractive to females and snagging well-off ladies who can take care of them."


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