– EN Fashion – Paulina Porizkova has praised her former America’s Next Top Model colleague Tyra Banks for not “stooping” to her level when she used to talk behind her back.
The pair worked together on Tyra’s famous modelling show over seasons 10 and 11 in 2008, and have once again been thrown together in the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Gushing about her old boss, who marked her return to modelling as one of the cover stars of the new issue, Paulina opened up about her relationship with Tyra, 45, in an Instagram post.
Next to a photo of the pair posing together at the magazine’s launch party, the 54-year-old wrote: “Tyra Banks. I have learned a very important lesson from this woman. Way back, when we worked on her show America’s Next Top Model, we didn’t always see eye to eye. But while I was happily b**ching to anyone who’d listen, she kept her cool, and didn’t stoop to my level. Tyra is many things, sure, mother-mogul-model, but she is also a lady. Thanks for the lesson, Tyra. And congratulations on making history – again! @tyrabanks #sexyhasnoagelimit #sexyhasnosize #sportsillustratedswimsuit.”
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue editor MJ Day was one of the first to comment on the snap.
“Having you two in this issue together repping so hard for much much more than beauty is fulfillment for me on every level. ALL of you are teaching ALL of us. Don’t ever stop learning and sharing because we ALL need you,” she wrote.
In a separate post, Paulina also praised MJ, telling fans the editor has done more for body acceptance in recent years “than literally anyone else I can think of”.