Earlier this week, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman Tyra Banks wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal sharing her vision regarding the world’s perception of beauty and how it will be defined in years to come.
Banks thinks plastic surgery will be as easy to obtain as over-the-counter medication. Those who don’t want such procedures can opt for “beauty ingestibles,” which will offer temporary changes like higher cheekbones or a more arched eyebrow.
But uniqueness will be the main goal.
“Emphasis will be on how unique and interesting one can look, as opposed to a cookie-cutter look. People will be vying for that cutting-edge, distinct look in the way that today celebs reach for baby names that defy convention,” wrote Banks. She continues,”skin color and features will mesh into a similar shade for the majority of people.”
In this future predicted by the former talk show host, prejudices based on physical features would be eliminated. Banks also believes sexism will no longer exist.
“Women, in control of when they can have children (up to age 120!), and having more degrees and education than men, will be in charge. Men will be responsible for 70 percent of cosmetics sales and plastic surgery procedures worldwide. Why? Men will be vying for women’s attention, obsessed with being attractive to females and snagging well-off ladies who can take care of them.”
Do you think Banks’ predictions are realistic? Could we really live in a world free of prejudice and sexism?