Don't cut your damn hair- washed-up ex-supermodel edition

Tyra Banks was once a Victoria's Secret Angel- one of the originals, along with the likes of Helena Christensen. She was capable of sharing the stage with Heidi Klum, back in the day, when it came to looks. And that is saying something, considering that this is what Heidi Klum could do at the time:

Heidi Klum - Victoria's Secret 1
Ah, the good old days...
Ms. Banks used to look like this:

Tyra Banks side swept hair feather dress
Show of hands, gents- who'd hit that?
Apparently, being one of the world's most highly admired and beautiful black women (for certain values of the term, I suppose) was getting boring, because recently Ms. Banks unveiled her new hairdo, and... well, see for yourself:
Back in black: She wore an intricate all black number featuring a clinging top with a leather detailing and flared trousers
Not even once, bro
Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle. How hard can this be to understand??? DON'T CUT YOUR DAMN HAIR! It isn't "sexy". It doesn't "ooze confidence". It's not "attractive" or "fun" or "original". It sure as hell isn't "edgy". It is nothing short of a mutilation of one of the most attractive features that any woman can have.

Women who cut their hair, especially to such an extreme, might have been extraordinarily beautiful before they did so. But by destroying their hair, they immediately knock themselves down the 1-10 scale by a minimum of two full points. And against younger, fitter, longer-haired women, that simply isn't going to cut it. A woman who not only voluntarily but enthusiastically cuts off her hair is essentially telling the world that she does not care in the slightest about her looks.

Far from being an assertion of independence or strength, this is simply small-minded, short-sighted girrrrrl-power narcissism at its worst. Women are judged on their looks, first and foremost. Their beauty and femininity are their most important assets. By destroying one of the key indicators of both, they are essentially saying that they value neither.

Such women are to be avoided like the lepers of old.

Ms. Banks was, back in the day, easily a hard 9. Even today, at the age of 41, in the right light and with good makeup she is still easily an 8.

With this pixie-bob thing, she just went all the way back down to a 6.

For an approximate comparison level, here is my idea of what a woman at a 6 level of SMV looks like:

"Take one for the team"? Not when it means jumping on a grenade!
By comparison, this is what a full-blown 10 looks like:

Caterina Murino attending the premiere of the film 'The Monuments Men ...
I don't think I'll EVER get tired of seeing that smile
Yeah, all right, I just used that as an excuse to post yet another picture of Caterina Murino. So what? It's nice to be reminded once in a while that the Almighty does, in fact, still have the power to create people of astonishing beauty from time to time.


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