Tyra Banks defends viral ‘DWTS’ dress: ‘Different is better’
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It’s Banks, bitch.
Tyra Banks got into character for “Britney Spears Night on “Dancing With the Stars,” recreating not one, but two of the pop star’s most iconic outfits for Monday night’s episode.
The host, 47, started off the evening in the schoolgirl outfit Spears wore in her 1998 music video for “…Baby One More Time,” sporting braided pigtails with pompoms, a gray cardigan, white-button up and thigh-high socks.
She put a grown-up spin on Spears’ pleated skirt, opting instead for a knit mini with a train.
“Thigh highs and fierce eyes! No one can do it like the legend @britneyspears, but you know I sure as hell tried!” Banks wrote on Instagram of the look.
“I’m sending love and paying homage to one of the most powerful recording artists to ever live. She is a living legend, she is Britney Spears,” she added in her Instagram Story.
“Britney, I see you, I love you. We love you so much, we are here for you. It’s all about you tonight on DWTS; Your songs, your artistry, just the amazing genius that you are.”
Banks’ second look was an homage to the star’s iconic “Slave 4 U” performance at the 2001 VMAs, when she memorably accessorized her tiny green bra top and denim hot pants with a live albino snake.
Instead of showing skin and dancing with a wild animal, however, Tyra chose a green dress with a sheer corset bodice and a gold snake detail wrapped around her waist, with the head hanging over her shoulder.
Tyra’s “DWTS” fashion choices have been a hot topic lately; most recently, she wore a larger-than-life dress with pleated “wings” that drew “Jurassic Park” comparisons.
However, the former “Top Model” host isn’t worried about criticism.
“Different is what? Better,” Banks said on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” when asked about her latest viral look. “I don’t have time to be normal in a pretty dress, because nobody is going to say anything about a pretty dress. You’ve got to push it and go for it.”
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