Tyra’s Crash Course in Smiling for Dummies

Just when you thought smiling was easy, Tyra Banks reminds the world that there is a difference between expressing everyday joy and being a professional about it. The nuances are lost on mere mortals like ourselves, but this is Ty-Ty’s bread and butter…and BBQ sauce.

Doing what she does best (which is making deceptively simple things like blinking and mastering the art of conveying the “broken-down doll” look sound way more complicated than they are), Ms. Banks sat down with the New York Times to chat about her craft.

“Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command,” she said. “I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I’d practice in front of the mirror and I’d ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.”

Judge for yourself…

Editor’s Note: It is not recommended that you attempt these smiles at home until after consulting your doctor. “Tiger eyes” should absolutely ONLY be done under the expert supervision of either a physician or a panel of modeling judges.

 

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