Tyra Banks is sharing her support for Lulu Williams, a bullied teen with a scalp condition who shaved her head after a group of bullies ripped off her wig.
The 16-year-old high school student wore the wig to conceal dry patches on her head caused by her condition. Last week, a group of boys ripped off her wig as part of a bet for $5, ultimately leaving Williams hospitalized for abrasions and whiplash.
Williams decided to “not let the bullies win” and proudly shaved her head.
The teen’s mother shared her touching story on Facebook.
After hearing about Williams, Banks rallied behind the teen.
“Hey Lulu, it’s TyTy. I’m not wearing my wig either, and I want everyone reading this to post pics without their fake hair too! But I want to let you know how unbelievably fierce you are,” Banks tweeted. “Like you said when you shaved your head — you took BACK the power! Lulu, you are strong and you are FIERCE and I want you to continue to be courageously LOUD!”
“Someone momentarily lacking judgment and kindness pulled off your wig and another felt the need to chase you down and capture it on camera,” Banks, 44, continued. “But what they fail to realize is those moments changed you forever…for the better!!!”
Ciara also shared her support on Instagram, “Your confidence is inspiring to us all. Can’t nobody stop that shine.”