Tyra Banks is a beauty authority, so much so that the finance-driven Wall Street Journal recently published her op-ed piece on ten beauty predictions…in an age of robots and avatars. Banks foresees a future of “vending machine” beauty, where people can choose their own hair texture and skin color without hair extensions and plastic surgery as we know it today.

“If one wants longer locks, a hair-growing serum is applied to the scalp, and the length and thickness of the hair will increase in 24 hours,” she writes. “The popular hair texture of choice will be curly.”

Banks also writes, “Typical features and coloring will lean toward a Rihanna or Beyoncé or me kind of look. People with alabaster or ebony skin will be rare and heralded for that uniqueness.”

So, Tyra, what you’re saying is very few will opt to look like Lupita?

Of course, WSJ readers dragged Banks through the comments, but more for the content and less about the prediction that most women will prefer caramel and honey-colored skin over chocolate because, well, that meant nothing to them. But I had hoped the article was some sort of satire.

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