Toccara Jones is defending Tyra Banks from being canceled over what some are seeing as exploitation on “America’s Next Top Model” … saying it is unrealistic to pay contestants.
The ex-“America’s Next Top Model” contestant tells TMZ … Tyra did nothing fallacious by accumulating a fats paycheck on the long-running modeling competitors present whereas the ladies solely acquired a $40 per diem and no residuals.
Toccara says that is simply the best way issues go within the modeling business … and he or she says it is unprecedented for folks 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 definitely labored out for Toccara, although 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 below 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 acquired 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 throughout the present.
Toccara says the $40 was a per diem … and he or she’s acquired 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.