Tyra Banks

Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American TV character, maker, specialist, on-screen character, creator, previous model and incidental artist. Conceived in Inglewood, California, she started her profession as a model at 15 years old, and was the main lady of African American drop to be highlighted on the spreads of GQand the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she showed up twice. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. By the mid 2000s, Banks was one of the world’s top-procuring models.

Banks started following up on TV in 1993 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and made her film debut in Higher Learning in 1995. In 2000 she had real jobs, for example, Eve in Disney Channel’s Life-Size and Zoe in the movies hit Coyote Ugly. She had little jobs in the sentimental film Love and Basketball (2000) and ghastliness film Halloween: Resurrection (2002), and showed up in TV series Gossip Girl and Glee.

Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks

In 2003, Banks made and started showing the long-running reality television series America’s Next Top Model, which she official delivered and displayed for the initial twenty-two seasons until the arrangement’s abrogation in October 2015. She stayed official maker for the recovery of the arrangement, and enlisted Rita Ora as have for the twenty-third cycle before reassuming the obligations herself for the twenty-fourth cycle.

Banks was the co-maker of True Beauty, and had her own discussion show, The Tyra Banks Show, which disclosed on The CW for five seasons and won two Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Talk Show Informative. She co-facilitated the discussion show FABLife for two months. In 2017, Banks replaced Nick Cannon as have of America’s Got Talent for its twelfth season.

In 2010, she distributed a youthful grown-up novel titled Modelland, in light of her life as a model which topped The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011. Banks is one of four African Americans and seven ladies to have more than once positioned among the world’s most compelling individuals by Time magazine. She is additionally one of just seventeen models to be positioned as a Legendary Supermodel by MODELS.com

Early life

Tyra Lynne Banks[9] was conceived in Inglewood, California, on December 4, 1973. Her mother, Carolyn London (presently London-Johnson), is a restorative photographer, and her dad, Donald Banks, is a PC consultant. She has a sibling, Devin, who is five years older. In 1979, when Banks was six years of age, her folks separated. Banks went to John Burroughs Middle School, and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

Banks has said that while growing up she was prodded for her appearance and considered a “terrible duckling”; when Banks was 11 years of age she grew three inches and shed 30 pounds in three months. According to a genealogical DNA test documented on America’s Next Top Model, Banks is of basically African yet additionally British and Native American ancestry.



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Outer pictures

Banks’ Sports IllustratedSwimsuit Issue cover from January 26, 1996

Banks’ Sports IllustratedSwimsuit Issue cover from February 21, 1997

At the point when Banks was 15 years of age, she began demonstrating while at the same time going to class in Los Angeles. She was dismissed by four demonstrating offices before she was marked by L.A. Models. She exchanged to Elite Model Management at age 16.

When she got the chance to demonstrate in Europe, she moved to Milan. In her first runway season, she booked 25 appears in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week. Banks showed up in articles 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.

Different ventures

Beauty care products

In 2014, Banks established the beautifying agents brand Tyra Beauty, which she finished a non-degree declaration program at Harvard Business School specifically for.Tyra Beauty utilizes a multi-level marketing system to enlist deals merchants, who are designated “beautytainers” by the company.[46] Banks held a throwing call to discover faces for her line, in the long run choosing Melody Parra, Monique Hayward, Katy Harvey and Top Model Norge contestant Marita Gomsrud as the corrective line’s unique magnificence models. In March 2011, Banks propelled her design and magnificence site called “typeF.com”, which she co-made with Demand Media. In 2015, she propelled “tyra.com”, an intelligent restorative internet business site.

Banks at a book marking in 1995


Banks has showed up in a few music recordings, including Michael Jackson’s “Dark or White”, Mobb Deep’s “Trife Life”,Tina Turner’s “Affection Thing”, George Michael’s “Excessively Funky” (with models Linda Evangelista, Estelle Lefébure, Emma Sjoberg and Nadja Auermann) and Lionel Richie’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You”. In 2004, she recorded her first single, “Shake Ya Body”, which had a music video including contenders from cycle 2 of America’s Next Top Model. The video debuted on UPN. Banks discharged a solitary with NBA player Kobe Bryant, entitled “K.O.B.E.”, which was performed on NBA TV. She likewise had a solitary on the Life-Size (2000) soundtrack called “Be a Star”.


In 1998, Banks co-wrote a book entitled Tyra’s Beauty, Inside and Out. She declared in May 2010 that she would compose a novel, titled Modelland, loosely dependent on her own displaying experience. It was distributed in September 2011, expected to be the first of an arranged three-section series; Modelland topped The New York Times Best Seller list in October 2011. In 2018, Banks and her mom, Carolyn London, co-created a book entitled “Impeccable is Boring”.


In August 2016, Banks acknowledged a situation as a personal branding guest teacher at Stanford University.

Individual life

Banks dated Norwegian picture taker Erik Asla amid the 2010s, and in January 2016 they had a natural child conceived via surrogacy. Banks has expressed that she will in general abstain from drinking and has never utilized other recreational drugs.

Banks has stood up about harsh connections from before. In 2005, when gotten some information about her relationship history, she expressed, “I won’t utilize a ton of names on the appear, however a particular relationship had conning as well as psychological mistreatment. It was downright awful, yet that made me strong.” In 2009, she opened up about her past connections when she showed up on The Oprah Winfrey Show, hosting close by Oprah Winfrey. The scene was devoted to dating viciousness because of the strike of Rihanna by Chris Brown.


Banks visiting patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on December, 19 2003

In 2011, Banks took on the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. Banks finished the official instruction preparing program in February 2012, winning a certificate.She has gone under analysis for inferring she is a Harvard graduate. Jenna Sauers, composing for Jezebel referred to her announcements on Harvard as “deceitful”, and called upon her to “quit lying” about Harvard. As of 2012, Harvard teacher Rohit Deshpande was setting up a contextual investigation on Banks’ company, Bankable Productions, for use in future coursework in the OPM program.


Banks set up the TZONE program, which went for authority and fundamental abilities development. She has likewise settled the Tyra Banks Scholarship, a reserve went for giving African-American young ladies the chance to go to her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School. In 2005, TZONE changed from a camp into an open philanthropy, the Tyra Banks TZONE.



Banks at the 2012 Time 100gala

Year Title Role Notes

1995 Higher Learning Deja

1999 Love Stinks Holly Garnett

1999 The Apartment Complex Herself Television film

2000 Love and Basketball Kyra Kessler

2000 Life-Size Eve Television film

2000 Coyote Ugly Zoe

2002 Halloween: Resurrection Nora Winston

2002 Eight Crazy Nights Victoria’s Secret gown Voice

2004 Larceny Herself

2007 Mr. Woodcock Herself Cameo appearance

2008 Tropic Thunder Herself Cameo appearance

2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Herself Uncredited appearance appearance[citation needed]

2018 Life-Size 2 Eve Television film


Year Title Role Notes

1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Jackie Ames 7 scenes

1996 All That Customer Episode: “Tyra Banks/Blackstreet”

1997 New York Undercover Natasha Claybourne 3 scenes

1998 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Herself Episode: “Chinatown”

1999 Just Shoot Me! Herself 2 scenes

1999 The Hughleys Nicole Episode: “Sap and the Star”

2000 MADtv Katisha Latisha Parisha Farisha Johnson 2 scenes

2000 Felicity Jane Scott 3 scenes

2001 Soul Food Nina Joseph Episode: “Conventional Pain”

2003– 2015; 2017– present America’s Next Top Model Herself Creator, host, judge and extraordinary visitor (2 scenes)

2004 All of Us Roni Episode: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

2004 American Dreams Carolyn Gill Episode: “Pursuing the Past”

2005– 2010 The Tyra Banks Show Herself Host

2009 Gossip Girl Ursula Nyquist Episode: “Dan de Fleurette”

2011 Mexico’s Next Top Model Herself Guest judge; cycle 2 finale

2012 Vietnam’s Next Top Model Herself Guest judge; cycle 2 finale

2012– 2013 Shake It Up Mrs. Burke 2 scenes

2012 Top Model po-russki Herself Guest judge;