Before RuPaul asked Valentina to take her mask off, the most infamous reality TV showdown between host and contestant was all about Tyra Banks.
Don’t pretend you don’t know it by heart: During an elimination on America’s Next Top Model Cycle Four, Tyra savaged contestant Tiffany Richardson for not seeming to care when she got cut.
Now, 12 years later, a fan has immortalized Tyra’s spectacular break (and her fabulous 2005 hair) in ink. New Yorker Marcus Underwood has permanently etched Banks, along with the words “I was rooting for you!”, on his calf, where it joins the rest of Underwood’s diva tattoo pantheon—which includes Whoopi Goldberg, Princess Diana, and Medusa.
I think it's safe to say that nobody you know loves pop culture as much as I do! All praise goes to @kevin.laroy for taking time outta his insanely busy schedule to bring my crazy idea to life and for loving pop culture just as much as I do! I can't wait to knock out another one with you friend. Ms. @tyrabanks thank you for this moment that I will never forget (especially now) We all need a little tough love every now and then to be reminded to "Take responsibility for yourself, because nobody else will" #Tattoo #Collector #Ink #InkIsLife #PopCulture #ANTM #PopCultureIcon #TyraBanks #Iconic #Legendary #kevinlaroytattoo #InkMaster #BlackInk #IDontAlwaysPostMyTats #ButWhenIDo #WhenMyMotherYellsAtMeLikeThisItsBecauseSheLovesMe #IWasRootingForYou #WeWereAllRootingForYou #HowDareYou
“We all need a little tough love every now and then,” Underwood posted on Instagram, “to be reminded to ’Take responsibility for yourself, because nobody else will.'”
In case you need to recite Tyra’s legendary words for the 500th time, here’s the clip: