Megan Thee Stallion praises Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell as an inspiration for her younger self

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Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 American Music Awards. Photographed by Jeff Kravitz
Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 American Music Awards. Photographed by Jeff Kravitz
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The rapper says she is 5ft 10inc (178cm), probably 6ft 2inc (188cm) in heels but was never self-conscious about being tall because she admired leggy supermodels including Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell.

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“Honestly, nobody in my family told me that being tall was a bad thing. My family made me feel like I was so beautiful and I looked at a lot of models, the women my mom would put in my face – Tyra Banaks, Gisele, Naomi Campbell – so it was like, ‘Oh, that’s me!’," she told British Vogue Magazine.

"So when people tried to tease me, I didn’t see the insult. I love being tall. I like the air up here.”

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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