We all know the fashion world can be brutal, and in a recent interview, Tyra Banks revealed that supermodel Naomi Campbell tried to make her "go away" during her rise to fame.
Tyra spoke with the Wall Street Journal about her breaking into the industry while Naomi was at the top of her game, and according to Tyra - Naomi wasn't so welcoming.
"It wasn't a rivalry, and I'm very sensitive to that word because a rivalry is with two equals, to me, whereas one was very dominant. She was a supermodel and I was just some new girl that got on a plane from Paris and was studying fashion and magazines at a fashion library," Tyra explained.
Tyra added, "As much as I was booking every single fashion show, people didn't know I was going home at night crying my eyes out because a woman that I was looking up to seemed like she just didn't want me to be there and was doing everything in her power to make me go away. And I didn't understand that as a young girl. Like, 'Why is she doing this? This is so evil. This is so awful.'"
But Tyra said she understood Naomi's position, as the fashion industry is not known for its diversity and there was a mindset that there was only room for one Black supermodel.