Tyra Banks Trends After Former 'ANTM' Contestant Says They Only Got Paid '$40 A Day, No Residuals And Had To Pay For Food'
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Tyra Banks Trends After Former 'ANTM' Contestant Says They Only Got Paid '$40 A Day, No Residuals And Had To Pay For Food'

America’s Next Top Model carved its own specific lane during a time where reality television was becoming a normal staple on regular programming. Headed by the iconic Tyra Banks, the show helped launch the careers of several people, including fan-favorite Eva Marcille.

However, for all the show has done, it’s has had its fair share of criticism. Recently, Cycle 9 contestant Sarah Hartshorne posted about her time on the show. Her comments caused "Tyra" to be a top trending topic on Twitter.

Hartshorne responded to a tweet that said, "The fact that girls on ANTM were getting paid $40 an episode and Tyra and them judges were making BANK, is kinda sick."

She quote tweeted it and confirmed this saying, "$40 a day, no residuals, and we had to pay for food."

Hartshorne speaks more on the matter:

Directing people to her previous videos TikTok, she also references the NDA she and her castmates had to sign in order to be featured in the show, alleging that “partway through filming the first episode, they marched all the girls into this conference room that was full of a team of lawyers and all the producers, and they sat us down. … And we were all sitting on the ground looking up at them like kindergarteners waiting for a snack. And they told us that the contract we’d signed a few weeks ago meant that if we talked about anything that had happened or was going to happen, we would be sued for $10 million.”

She recalled, “And I remember that number so specifically because one girl raised her hand and said, ‘What if we don’t have $10 million? Because, point of fact, I do not have $10 million,'” Hartshorne continued. “And the executive producer said, ‘We know that. We won’t just sue you; we’ll sue your whole family, we’ll sue your parents or guardians, your grandparents, your kids, your future kids, your future children’s children’s children’s children. We will keep suing you until we get that money.'”

Hartshorne went on to add, “even though they had complete control over our lives at the time, they wanted to make their power seem larger than life, and it absolutely worked. They seemed like the dang Illuminati to me at the time.”

Social media has mixed response:

After Hartshorne’s statements went viral, users were torn, with some defending Banks and others critiquing her.

If I was Tyra Banks I would live everyday in fear of the inevitable Netflix or HBO documentary of ANTM,” said one person.

Someone else added, “Tyra needs to be brought up on this. I’m tired of these ‘She’s a businesswoman”/”They were making a reality show’ excuses. There’s no justification for intentionally traumatizing and triggering young women for millions of dollars. I don’t care what they signed or ‘consented’ to.”

Another opinion reads, “Twitters obsession with reducing Tyra Banks legacy is weird. It’s “we have to celebrate our Black women” until y’all see an opportunity to bandwagon & bring down Tyra. Is she perfect? No. But she brought a lot of girls opportunities that they would’ve never gotten before.”

Banks has been trending a lot on social media lately as viewers respond to her hosting gig on Dancing with the Stars. 

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