Tyra Banks Biography
Tyra Banks is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer. She started her career as a model at the age of 15. She was the first woman of African American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She appeared twice. From 1997 to 2005 she was a Victoria’s, Secret Angel. Banks was one of the world’s top-earning models by the early 2000s.
In 1993 Banks began acting on television on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She made her film debut in Higher Learning in 1995. Tyra had major roles in 2000 such as Eve in Disney Channel’s Life-Size and Zoe in the box-office hit Coyote Ugly. She also had small roles in the romantic film Love & Basketball (2000) and horror film Halloween: Resurrection (2002), and appeared in the television series Gossip Girl and Glee.
Banks created and began presenting the long-running reality television series America’s Next Top Model in 2003. She executive produced and presented for the first twenty-two seasons until the series’ cancellation in October 2015.
She continued to be the executive producer for the revival of the series and enlisted Rita Ora as host for the twenty-third cycle before reassuming the duties herself for the twenty-fourth cycle. Tyra was the co-creator of True Beauty and had her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.
It aired on The CW for five seasons and won two Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Talk Show Informative. Tyra also co-hosted the talk show FABLife for two months. Tyra replaced Nick Cannon as host of America’s Got Talent for its 12th season in 2017.
She published a young adult novel titled Modelland n 2010. It was based on her life as a model which topped The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011. She is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by Time magazine.
Tyra Banks Age
Tyra was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, California. She is 47 years old.
How Tall Is Tyra Banks
Tyra stands at a height of 1.78m.
Tyra Banks Family
Tyra was born in Inglewood, California. She is the daughter of Carolyn London (now London-Johnson), who is a medical photographer, and her father, Donald Banks, who is a computer consultant. She is a sister to Devin, who is five years older. When she was six years old in 1979, her parents divorced.
Tyra Banks Education
Tyra joined John Burroughs Middle School. She graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. She stated that while she was growing up she was teased for her appearance and considered an “ugly duckling”; when Banks was 11 years old she grew three inches and lost 30 pounds in three months.
Tyra is of primarily African but also British and Native American ancestry this is according to a genealogical DNA test documented on America’s Next Top Model.
Tyra Banks Victoria’s Secret
Tylor became the first woman on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was also the first African-American woman on the cover of GQ. She received the VH1 award for “Supermodel of the Year” in 1997. That same year, Tyra was the first African American chosen for the cover of Victoria’s Secret catalog and became a Victoria’s, Secret Angel.
Tyra re-signed with her former modeling agency IMG Models in 2010. Currently, she is a contributor to the Vogue Italia website. Tylar transformed herself into 15 supermodels. in collaboration with fashion photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth in 2010.
Tyra Banks Husband
During the 2010s Tylar dated Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, and in January 2016 they had a biological son, York Banks Asla, born via surrogacy. She has stated that she tends to avoid drinking and has never used other recreational drugs.
Tyra Banks Boyfriend
Initially, Tyra tried “for a while” to get pregnant with her boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla. The pair eventually turned to in vitro fertilization, suffering through a year of failed attempts. “It was emotional,” admits Banks
Tyra Banks Model
Tyra started modeling when she was 15 years old while attending school in Los Angeles. Before she was signed by L.A. Models she was at first rejected by four modeling agencies. At 16 years old she switched to Elite Model Management. She later moved to Milan after she got the opportunity to model in Europe.
Tyra booked 25 shows in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week in her first runway season. She appeared in editorials for American, Italian, French, and Spanish Vogue; American, French, German, and Spanish Elle; American, German, and Malaysian Harper’s Bazaar; V; W and Vanity Fair. Tyra also appeared on the covers of magazines such as Elle; Harper’s Bazaar; Spanish Vogue; Cosmopolitan; Seventeen and Teen Vogue.
Tyra walked in fashion shows for Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Herve Leger, Valentino, Fendi, Isaac Mizrahi, Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, Michael Kors and others.
Tyra has also appeared in advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Halston, H&M, XOXO, Swatch, Versace, Christian Lacroix, Victoria’s Secret, Got Milk?, Pepsi and Nike.
Tyra signed a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics in 1993, launching advertising campaigns for the cosmetics company. Tyra emerged to be one of only a few Black models to achieve Supermodel status. Tyra returned to America to do more commercial modeling in the mid-1990s.
The Tyra Banks Show
Tyra Began her production company, “Ty Ty Baby Productions” soon after she changed it to Bankable Productions which produced The Tyra Banks Show, America’s Next Top Model and the 2008 movie The Clique. Tyra is the executive producer and former presenter and judge of America’s Next Top Model.
Additionally, she hosted The Tyra Banks Show, a daytime talk show aimed at younger women. It premiered on September 12, 2005, and ran until May 28, 2010. Tyra won the Daytime Emmy Award for her work and production on The Tyra Banks Show in 2008, and won for the second time in a row for outstanding, informative talkshow in 2009.
Disney–ABC Domestic Television announced on May 30, 2014 their plans to develop a lifestyle syndicated talk show, with Banks serving as executive producer and host, to debut sometime in 2015.
Tyra Banks Smize
Smizing is Tyra Banks’ secret to a stunning photo. It is considered to be a look that involves smiling not only with your mouth but through using your eyes. Smiling with the eyes hence, “smize”. The term was created by Tyra Banks on the thirteenth episode of America’s Top Model, and it has infiltrated all modeling photography approaches ever since. If you’re looking to smize, or you’re keen to get your photography subjects to smize, here are some insights on how to achieve it.
Tyra Banks Movies
2009 – Hannah Montana: The Movie as Herself
2008 – Tropic Thunder -Herself
2007 – Mr. Woodcock – Herself
2004 – Larceny – Herself
2002 – Halloween: Resurrection as Nora Winston
2002 – Eight Crazy Nights as Victoria’s Secret gown
2000 – Love & Basketball as Kyra Kessler
2000 – Life-Size as Eve
2000 – Coyote Ugly as Zoe
1999 – Love Stinks as Holly Garnett
1999 – The Apartment Complex -Herself
1995 – Higher Learning as Deja
Tyra Banks Tv Shows
2017–present – America’s Got Talent – Herself
2015 – Australia’s Next Top Model – Herself
2015 – FABLife – Herself
2015–2016 – Blackish as Gigi Franklin
2014 – Korea’s Next Top Model -Herself
2013 – Asia’s Next Top Model – Herself
2013 – Glee as Bichette
2012 – Vietnam’s Next Top Model – Herself
2012–2013 – Shake It Up as Mrs. Burke
2012 – Top Model po-russki – Herself
2011 – Mexico’s Next Top Model – Herself
2009 – Gossip Girl as Ursula Nyquist
2005–2010 – The Tyra Banks Show as Herself
2004 – All of Us as Roni
2004 – American Dreams as Carolyn Gill
2003–2015; 2017–present – America’s Next Top Model -Herself
2001 – Soul Food as Nina Joseph
2000 – MADtv as Katisha Latisha Parisha Farisha Johnson
2000 – Felicity as Jane Scott
1999 – Just Shoot Me! -Herself
1999 – The Hughleys as Nicole
1998 – Space Ghost Coast to Coast – Herself
1997 – New York Undercover as Natasha Claybourne
1996 – All That as Customer
1993 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Jackie Ames
Tyra Banks Weight
Tyra has a body weight of 64 kilograms she still looks as good as ever.
Tyra Banks Book
- Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss.
- Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out
- Modelland by Tyra Banks (2011-09-13)
- The Best Book On Dating More After 40 (Tips On Meeting Singles, Online Dating, Feeling Sexy, & More)
- The Purpose Filled Woman: Honor Your Journey, Live With Intention
- The Purpose Filled Woman: Honoring Your Journey, Living With Intention
- Supermodels 2013 Calendar: The Top Model Calendar (English, German and French Edition)
Tyra Banks Net Worth
Tyra has an estimated net worth of $90 million but she has always leaned toward frugalit
Tyra Banks Stanford
Tyra accepted a position as a personal branding guest lecturer at Stanford University in August 2016 .