Born in Inglewood, California on December 4th, 1973 is a multi-talented woman. She is a model, business woman, spokeswoman and an actress. Her mother Carolyn London is also a photographer and influenced Tyra in her career. When Tyra Banks was at the age of fifteen, she started her modeling career. In 1994 she had started a Scholarship for passionate students; Tyra Banks scholarship. In the same year, she was listed in the top fifty most beautiful women in the world.
Not only that, Tyra Banks was Victoria Secret Angels model for almost nine years, i.e., from 1997 to 2005. At the end of 2000, Tyra was one the famous models internationally as well as a top earning model. Her original name is Tyra Lynne Banks and fondly called as BBQ by her friends and family. She is 5’10” inches tall which are an average height of any model. Tyra has an elder sibling named Devin who is very close to her. She got married to Erik Asla in 2013 and has a child York Banks Asla born in 2016.
Again in 1996, she was chosen as one of the beautiful women by People Magazine (USA). She was the first Afro-American model to be featured on sports illustrated issue in 1997 which is photographed by popular photographer James Russel and also in GQ where she appeared twice in both of them. Apart from modeling,
Tyra Banks started her acting life in 1993 for Fresh Prince Bel-Air and had her first film in 1995; Higher Learning. Later in upcoming life, she acted in various major and small roles. She appeared in Coyote Ugly, Life-size, Basket Ball and Gossip Girl. She got trained by
Oprah Winfrey and was represented as Youth Correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey. Tyra Banks created her TV show under her production; America’s Next Top Model in 2003 and aired till 2015 which got canceled after twenty-two seasons.
Tyra created and co-hosted three more talk hosts. One of the shows The Tyra Banks show was super hit and won two Emmy awards for its popularity. Later she hosted FABLife which aired for two months. Tyra Banks is not only an actor or an anchor but also an author who wrote a young adult novel; Modelland based on her life and her modeling career. This novel stood as one of the New York’s bestsellers in 2011.
In 2003, she invested around thirty thousand dollars to make a music video; shake ya body that launched in America’s Next Top Model. She also started a cosmetics line with the name Tyra Beauty after she completed a degree in cosmetics from Harvard Business School. Till date, Tyra had made her landmark in every field. Whatever it could be she worked hard and been successful.