Toccara Jones is defending Tyra Banks from being canceled over what some are seeing as exploitation on “America’s Subsequent High Mannequin” … saying it is unrealistic to pay contestants.
The ex-“America’s Subsequent High Mannequin” contestant tells TMZ … Tyra did nothing unsuitable by amassing a fats paycheck on the long-running modeling competitors present whereas the ladies solely obtained a $40 per diem and no residuals.
Toccara says that is simply the best way issues go within the modeling trade … and she or he says it is extraordinary for individuals to be paid to be in a contest … as a result of the entire level of a contest is to win and get the prize cash.
The ‘ANTM’ publicity actually labored out for Toccara, despite the fact that she had her personal struggles on season 3 … partially as a result of she was a plus-sized mannequin.
Tyra and ‘ANTM’ are getting dragged again beneath the microscope after a fan of the present went viral this week by mentioning the very fact Tyra pulled in an enormous paycheck as a decide whereas the fashions obtained scraps.
‘ANTM’ alum Sarah Hartshorne tweeted the fan’s criticism, saying fashions did not get residuals and needed to pay for their very own meals through the present.
Toccara says the $40 was a per diem … and she or he’s obtained no points concerning the lack of residuals for her air time … telling us how the present provides fashions a stepping stone to finally land a gig with good pay.