Tyra Banks says she's 'proud' to witness a 'beauty revolution' after Victoria's Secret ditches its cast of Angels

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Tyra Banks models at the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Peter Kramer/Getty Images
  • Tyra Banks is supporting Victoria's Secret's decision to replace its cast of Angels.

  • She said on Instagram that she's "proud" to see a "beauty revolution" in her lifetime.

  • The model also reflected on being the first Black woman to work under contract with the brand.

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Tyra Banks is seemingly supportive of the plan to swap the Victoria's Secret Angels with a diverse group of activists and entrepreneurs.

In an Instagram post shared on Thursday, the former Victoria's Secret Angel reflected on being the first Black woman to have a modeling contract with the brand, to pose on the cover of the brand's catalog, and to do "so many other groundbreaking things with the brand." She also shared a photo of her modeling at the brand's 2005 fashion show.

"First is hard. First is lonely. But first is necessary," Banks wrote. "First is crucial so that a door can be opened for others to fit through."

"But after a first, must come a flow of more," Banks continued in her Instagram post. "A flow of different. A flow of unique. A flow so strong, a flow of so many that we LOSE COUNT."

"I'm proud that in my lifetime, I'm witnessing a beauty revolution," the model wrote. "To the new collective of badass ROLE models, I may have cracked that door open, but y'all are charging through. Keep on keepin' on until we all LOSE COUNT of how many are breaking through behind you. 馃挭馃徑馃挍 #LetsLoseCount"

The lingerie company has faced near-constant criticism in recent years over its noninclusive sizing, racist incidents, and more. Victoria's Secret then permanently canceled its annual fashion show in 2019.

On Wednesday, however, Victoria's Secret announced that it'd be ditching its cast of Angels - which are models with special contracts - to instead partner with a new group of women that will help promote a brand image that's meant to be more diverse and inclusive.

Representatives for Tyra Banks and Victoria's Secret did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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