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Remember How Messy Top Model Was? (feat. Jay Manuel)

Remember How Messy Top Model Was? (feat. Jay Manuel)

Back Issue - August 24, 2020 - 54:20

In Case You Forgot, We Let Tyra Get Away With A LOT.This week, Josh and Tracy revisit moments from one of the most influential supermodels of all time: Tyra Banks. She has modeled, smized, booty-tooched, acted, and created businesses and brands. But throughout her career, there have been some messy moments. And we’re not just talking about ANTM contestant Dani’s tooth gap (RIP).We talk to Jay Manuel, former Creative Director for "America's Next Top Model," about Tyra’s legacy, the cost of being a trailblazer, and what it was like to be on set for that infamous blackface photo shoot.Additional Material By: Citytv, Bankable Productions/Warner Bros., Unclear/Tyra Banks, CW/Warner Bros., and Entertainment Tonight/CBS.Production Music courtesy of transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season our co-pilot Tracy Clayton is taking a break, so Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers.