Toccara JonesIs defending Tyra Banks from new allegations that producers only paid America’s Next Top ModelContestants receive $40 per day

The ex-contestant who participated in the third season of reality TV show spoke with TMZ about Sarah Hartshorne‘s recent allegations about her experience in 2007.

Jones stated, “There is no cancelling Tyra” when it comes to Tyra’s executive producer.

Toccara stated, “This is modeling,”[Tyra] didn’t create this. It was just what she showed you. [what it’s like]She became its face.”

Toccara said that criticism of this nature “comes with the territory” of being a high-profile model like Tyra, adding that it’s a testament to her influence that “people are still talking about the franchise.” 

Toccara stated that she believes that ANTMIt is a contest, and participants should not expect any payment. 

She explained that contests are designed to give away prizes. It’s to get exposure… But we signed a contract, they fed us, and we could buy personal items.