Tyra praises Paolo Ballesteros' makeup transformation


Posted at Oct 13 2014 01:05 PM | Updated as of Oct 14 2014 11:37 PM

MANILA – Former supermodel Tyra Banks took to social media to praise the way Filipino actor Paolo Ballesteros copied her look, among many other celebrities, using makeup.

A copy of Ballesteros’ four-frame makeup transformation into Banks was posted on the official Facebook page of the “America’s Next Top Model” host, which has more than six million followers.

The post had the caption, “I think he did a great job of looking like me.”

“But maybe if he’d have used #TYRAbeauty makeup, he woulda been more successful,” she added in jest, referring to her own cosmetics line.


Prior to Banks’s remark, Ballesteros has been featured in several international websites because of his makeup transformations, including the Daily Mail of the UK, Cosmopolitan magazine and even MTV.

Some of the celebrity looks he has copied include Marilyn Monroe, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lawrence, Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, among others.

Last month, Banks followed on Instagram a number of Filipino celebrities such as Miss World 2013 Megan Young, actresses Kim Chiu, Anne Curtis, Marian Rivera, Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe and Solenn Heussaff, and models Georgina Wilson and Isabelle Daza.