Winnie Harlow is on top of the modeling game right now, but some fans misunderstood her statement about her time on “Americas Next Top Model.”
Winnie Harlow who just wrapped up her first ever walk in Victoria’s Secret fashion show had to hop on Instagram to clear up a few things about her time on ‘America’s Next Top Model.’
Winnie recently talked about how being on the reality TV show didn’t really do much for her modeling career.
Fans who saw the comment called out the Canadian model saying that it was “shade” being thrown at the shows creator Tyra Banks.
Winnie took to her Instagram to share a few words saying;
“It has nothing to do with being ungrateful, and moreover [sic] nothing to do with ‘shade’ to Tyra. She was the first person of higher status to make me feel like I could be a model and not only am I grateful for that, it’s something I’ll never forget.”
She continued to talk about how following the show she didn’t receive any job offers due to the stigma modeling agencies see with reality tv stars.
“Once I realized that I stopped talking about it and grew my work base in Europe. Out there I was known by the first big campaign I did for a brand called Desigual. That’s just my truth,” Harlow said.
“That’s what I was told by agencies and it was, unfortunately, something I didn’t know before I accepted the offer for the show. I understand people know me and have seen me on ANTM, but I never really talk about it because my goal is to always be honest but never to bash anyone’s empire,” she wrote.
She concluded by saying she was grateful for “every experience I have to learn and grow.”
Tyra who appeared on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” spoke about the comment saying;
“I discovered her on Instagram and she [was] on this show, so what do you think that means?” Banks said. “I have nothing but love for my girls. And my girls come from so many walks of life and so much pain and so much hardship and so much story.”
Take a look at Winnie full statement below as well as some messages from other ANTM contestants.