Tyra Banks who was born California began her professional career as a model at the tender age of 15, and soon she turned into the primary African-American female to appear at the covers of GQ and the sports activities Illustrated go well with. She is considered the most versatile and successful supermodel over the years. She was a Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005.
|Profession||Supermodel, actress, singer, producer, Tv host|
|Net Worth||$90 Million USD|
|Real Name||Tyra Lynne Banks|
|Nick Name||Ty, BBQ, Big Buddy|
|Date of Birth||December 4, 1973 (44 Years old)|
|Place of Birth||Inglewood, California, US|
Tyra Banks Family
Tyra Banks Net Worth
Supermodel, Singer, Author, Producer, Host, Body Activist, Tyra Banks is a complete package and there is nothing that this supermodel cannot do. Her hard work and talent have amounted to quite a hefty amount of money in her pocket over the years. The estimated net worth of the supermodel comes up to $90M.
Tyra Banks Personal Life
Tyra was born and raised in Inglewood, where she attended a local all-girls Catholic school. Donald Banks was employed as a computer consultant and Carolyn Banks worked as a photographer. When Tyra Banks was six, her parents divorced but managed to maintain friendly relations and reduce the psychological effects of their divorce on their children.
Tyra and her brother would be given the same amount of love and attention as they were given when their parents were together. They would spend the holidays, birthdays together as a family.
Tyra was a studious child but she was not really a friendly type. The supermodel was skinny and awkward which eventually led the other children at school to tease her for her looks.
While growing up, she wanted to become a writer or producer but being teased by everyone at school, she started to improve her looks, body, and everything thoroughly and in no time Tyra grew from a gangling teenager into a beautiful lady.
She enrolled at the University Of California but her focus turned towards modeling.
Tyra Banks Link-Ups
Tyra Banks, being a model has had several affairs with several men in Hollywood but her relationship was abusive. The Oprah Winfrey Show’s episode which was dedicated to dating violence in response to the assault of Rihanna by Chris Brown, Tyra Banks revealed about her abusive relationships in past.
Tyra Banks was romantically linked to film director John Singleton, musician Seal, and actor Will Smith. She later dated basketball player Chris Webber till 2004.
She has a son with her longtime boyfriend now ex Erik Asla, a Norwegian Photographer. The duo welcomed their son, York Banks Asia via surrogacy in 2016 and have called quits in October 2017.
Tyra Banks Plastic Surgery
In her new memoir “Perfect Is Boring”, Tyra reveals that she went under the knife early in her career to get that nose fixed. Tyra said “I had bones in my nose that was growing and itching. I could breathe fine, but I had cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility, to tell the truth.
Tyra claims that she hasn’t had any “age stuff” (botox, facelifts etc) done yet. But she says she’s all about fostering an open, judgment-free dialogue about the world of cosmetic procedures.
Weight Loss Journey
Tyra Banks made headlines for being the first black woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. In her new memoir, “Perfect Is Boring”, the supermodel opens up about the challenges of being a body positive role model.
After a recent ankle injury, Tyra Banks lost 30 pounds though moderation and working with a nutritionist She said that she keeps a proper balance in her diet and workout regime.
Tyra has always developed healthier habits and began working out with her mother’s exercise group at the age of six. After Tyra’s grandmother passed away from lung cancer, the supermodel vowed never to smoke.
Tyra Banks Career
She started modeling at the age of 15 when she was attending school in LA. By the age of 16, she was signed by the Elite Model Management, which is the largest modeling agency in the world. In 1991 Parish Fashion Week, Banks booked 25 shows in her first runway season.
Tyra landed her first appearance in the “Seventeen” magazine in the same year. She has also appeared in editorials for Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, V, W and Vanity Fair.
She has walked in fashion shows for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Clavin Klein etc. in 1993, she was signed by Cover-Girl and decided to return home to continue her soaring modeling career.
In 1996, Tyra Banks’ career reached its peak, as she was the first black model to appear on the cover of Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, raising her status as an A-grade supermodel and making Tyra reaching towards her goal of fame.
She has also won the VH1 “Supermodel of The Year” Award in 1997. Tyra Banks deduced to switch to swimwear and lingerie modeling and became the first black American woman to be featured in the “Victoria Secret’s” lingerie catalog.
This mesmerizing model continued to evoke people’s amazement by showing up in Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ) magazine, once more being the first African-American model to be the cover of a magazine. Tyra Banks was named as one of the World’s Most Beautiful People by People Magazine of USA.
Tyra Banks Acting Career
She also made her acting debut taking her time out from her hectic modeling schedule. Tyra started by a small role in a British movie-to Tv program, “Inferno” and then appeared in the famous comedy series of the 90s’ “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” in 1993.
She starred in the movie “Higher Learning” and received positive reviews from critics proving that she was not just an ordinary supermodel. Tyra later starred in movies like “Love Stinks”, “Coyote Ugly”, “Halloween: Resurrection” and few more.
Alongside her modeling career and later plunged into the world of reality Tv, she established herself as the producer of her home production called “Bankable Productions”, & in 2003 she collaborated with UPN to produce “America’s next top model”, a reality tv show for women to become a supermodel.
Being one of the judges as well as the host of the show, Tyra received great commercial success as her show has scored high rating and is still loved by people. In 2005, she hosted a talk show distributed by Warner Bros Domestic television after signing a contract with Telepictures Productions.
In 2008, Tyra Banks won the Daytime Emmy Award for production, for The Tyra Banks Show. She is also a judge on the CW’s America’s Next Top Model and at present hosts, her own show FABLife.
Tyra Banks Autobiography
Beyond, modeling, acting, hosting and producing, Tyra Banks also wrote an autobiographical book “Tyra’ Beauty Inside & Out”. She turned her attention to music by releasing her first single “Shake Ya Body” which was introduced in the second season of “America’s Next Top Model”.
She education very seriously, thus he formed Tyra Banks Scholarship in 1994 which promoted greetings cards under Children+ Families Organisation to help abused and neglected children and took a journey to aware the world of the endangered species in the rainforest.
Tyra Banks Cosmetic Line
She launched Tyra Banks Beauty, her own cosmetic line which contains all the products one need for a perfect size. The line is comprised of nine products which include lipstick in two shades, the aforementioned mascara, a stick blush, bronzer, highlighter, and double-ended eyeliner.
Tyra Banks Social
She has 5.9M followers on Instagram (@tyrabanks) and 14.6M followers on Twitter (@tyrabanks). Tyra Banks calls herself “obsessed with technology”, has embraced social media not only by investing in Flixel and featuring it on her show but becoming a user on platforms like Vine and learning how to make GIFs.