Wanna be on Top? Tyra Banks Shares Beauty Predictions for the Future (Hurray! It Involves Wall E)

Our love for the smiling Tyra Banks is well known 'round these parts. What would ANTM be without the histrionics, the drama, the tears and the tantrums? And then you have the contestants (boom, boom).

The woman is a multi-million dollar brand, and there is a keen business brain behind those smizing eyes. And she is always one step ahead. Well, maybe she is five steps ahead with this one because she reckons that in the future everyone will have 'robot assistants' - Beauty Bots if you will.

So, they'll be like the 'ladies in waiting' of yore, or the PA of today, but just a bit more receptive if, let's say, Naomi Campbell decides to chuck a mobile phone at them.

For fear you're thinking "Naarrrgh, I'll never be able to afford one of those!!", Tyra assures us that they won't just be the norm for rich, busy people. No, they will be provided free of charge - there's only one condition... your robot companion/helper must be permitted to suggest certain products to you.

See, we'll have these little electronic helpers to choose our outfits and even give us a boost of confidence if we're having a ropey day.


In a piece about her beauty predictions for the future, she said:


Everyone will have at least one personal robot/assistant/companion. If a person allows that robot/assistant to suggest products paid for by sponsors, that person's robot will be free of charge. In fact, that person will actually be paid to use the robot by a pool of advertisers. The robot will have super artificial intelligence and will be able to sense if its owner is having a low-self-esteem day and will then strategically give boosts of confidence to its owner. 'Wow, Eloisa! Your eyes look especially lovely today!'

She added in the article for the Wall Street Journal that cosmetic surgery will be readily available to all in the future, and that for those who don't want to go under the knife but there will be other options available to them.

For those who choose not to go for plastic surgery, beauty ingestibles (active waters, etc.) will give instant, yet temporary results: contoured cheekbones, rosy cheeks, arched eyebrows. However, one must use them repeatedly to maintain results.

It might sound a bit like the Jetsons at first, but our Tyra has the beginning of a good idea there. My robot PA has to look like Wall E, give killer foot rubs, rig the weighing scales every other week and tell me, for once and for all, what that elusive holy grail mascara is.

So what kind of criteria would you like yours to have? Encyclopaedic knowledge of the perfect blending techniques? A knack for putting the pieces in your wardrobe together in a hundred different ways? Or would it *gulp* look like noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker? Tell us your wish list in the comments!


(If you want to read Tyra's article in full, make your way here.) 

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