47-year-old former supermodel and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ host Tyra Banks is reacting to the news that Olivia Jade was cast on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
Jade, 21, is the daughter of disgraced actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, both of whom went to prison for fraudulently bribing their daughters’ way to the University of Southern California.
Tyra says to Entertainment Tonight of the choice to cast Olivia: “I think Olivia is so brave. I think people don’t know her, they know what happened to her. She has said that she did not know about what was going on and it’s really sad, and it’s very hurtful when something publicly happens but you had nothing to do with it. So I trust that she says she didn’t know. She is having to deal with that and I think she’s coming to Dancing With the Stars to be able to tell her story and show her vulnerability. And is she a celebrity? Not traditionally, but what is a celebrity today? If that’s the case then there’s no Instagram influencer that is a celebrity. We are in a whole different world and celebrity has taken a turn and a change.” Read more here and let us know what you think.