Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks is recognized for hosting America’s Next Top Model and serving as a guest judge on various overseas versions of the show. Tyra Banks is a Supermodel and the owner of the “Tyra Beauty” personal cosmetics line.

Tyra Banks’ Bio, Age

Tyra Lynne Banks is most often referred to as Banx or Tyra Banks. She was born in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, on December 4, 1973. Carolyn London, a medical photographer, is her mother, and Donald Banks, a computer expert, is her father. She has an older brother, Devin Banks, who is five years her senior. In December of this year, she became 46 years old.

Her AncestryDNA test also found that she is 79 percent African, 14 percent British, and 6 percent Native American. Regardless, she is a proud United States of America citizen.

Her education was completed in Los Angeles, California. John Burroughs Middle School was her alma mater. In 1991, she also graduated from Immaculate Heart High School. Banks received a diploma from Harvard Business School as well. She received it for completing the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) in February 2012.

Tyra Banks’ Career

Tyra Banks started modelling when she was 15 years old. She also worked as Victoria’s Secret model from 1997 until 2005. In the 1990s, she was featured in several fashion publications across the world, including Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair, to mention a few.

She has also walked the runways for some of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses, including Chanel, Dior, Calvin Klein, and Armani. She has worked as a commercial model for businesses such as Swatch, Versace, Nike, and Pepsi.

She, too, started her acting career in 1993, with a role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a television comedy. She was usually seen as the show’s host. She has featured in over 25 TV series as of 2019. America’s Next Top Model, American Dreams, The Tyra Banks Show, and FABLife are all successful programs.

In 1995, she made her feature film debut with the film Higher Earning. She appeared in a number of films, including Love Stinks, Coyote Ugly, and Halloween: Resurrection. By 2019, she has appeared in eleven films, the most recent of which being Life-size 2 in 2018. Tyra also launched her own cosmetics line, Tyra Beauty, in 2014.

She’s also an author and a vocalist on occasion. Her first singles, Be a Star, K.O.B.E., and Shake Ya Body, were released in the early 2000s. She’s also been in a number of music videos, such as Michael Jackson’s “Black or White,” Lionel Richie’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” and Tina Turner’s “Love Thing.”

In 1998, she co-authored a book called Her Beauty, Inside and Out. She also collaborated with her mother Carolyn on the book Perfect is Boring. In September 2011, she also authored and released Modelland, a young adult book. The novel is based on her own modelling experience. She also became a guest professor for “Personal Branding” at Stanford University.

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Tyra Banks’ Net Worth and Achievements

Tyra Banks made history by being the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of GQ and the first woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. She has also been one of the highest-paid models since the early 2000s.

Her television series America’s Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show won Teen Choice Awards for two years in a row (2007, 2008) and Daytime Emmy Awards for three years in a row (2007-2009). Before and after these accolades, she was nominated for a number of other honours.

It’s no surprise that she makes $16,000,000.00 each year thanks to her involvement in a variety of professions. Her net worth is reported to be $90 million.

Tyra Banks’ Relationship

From 2013 through 2017, Banks was in a romantic relationship with Norwegian photographer Erik Asla. They met in the Norwegian edition of Next Top Model. Erik, on the other hand, is not her spouse; they divorced in 2017.

Tyra, however, was unable to have children owing to difficulties with in-vitro fertilization, as she disclosed in an interview with BUILD Series studios (IVF). As a result, the couple adopted their biological son through surrogacy. In January 2016, they named the kid (a boy) York Banks Asla. As of January 2019, her son is four years old.

She was also speculated to be dating after the pair broke up in 2017. There has, however, been no confirmation of the reports.

When it comes to her prior relationships, she has dated a number of men throughout the years. John Utendahl, Giancarlo Marcaccini, Chris Webber, Seal, Will Smith, Tyler Perry, Brian White, and others were among her love partners.

Tyra Banks’ Philanthropy

She created the TZONE program, which focuses on leadership and life skills. She’s even established the Tyra Banks Scholarship, which gives African-American females the opportunity to attend Immaculate Heart High School, where she graduated.

Tyra Banks’ Body Dimensions

Tyra Banks is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall and weighs 64 kg. She had Gray eyes that became green, as she disclosed in a performance. Her natural hair colour is also brown. She does, however, colour her hair blonde, pink, and maroon red on occasion. According to the US standard, her bra size is 34C, her shoe size is 9, and her dress size is 6. Her physique is voluptuous, measuring 37-24-36 inches.

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook

She uses a variety of social media sites to express herself. She has a personal webpage as well. She also has 6.7 million Instagram followers, 14.6 million Twitter followers, and 19.6k YouTube subscribers. She also has a separate official website for her cosmetics and beauty products.