Models: Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks is an American supermodel, a television personality and has her own talk show ‘The Tyra Banks Show’. After a successful career as a model, she started ‘America’s Next Top Model’. As a presenter, she gives 13 young models the opportunity every season to become the new top model of the United States. This reality program has also been sold as a format all over the world and can be seen in the Netherlands as ‘Hollands Next Top Model’.

Tyra Banks

  • Born on December 4, 1973 in California United States
  • Paris: first catwalk performance earned her 25 modeling assignments


Model for:

  • CoverGirl
  • Christian Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Donna Karan
  • H&M
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • McDonald’s
  • Nike
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Many others

Covers include:

  • Vogue
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Elle


Covers as the first African American woman:

  • GQ
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


Television & Film including:

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Felicity
  • MADtv
  • Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out
  • The Price Is Right
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • The Tyra Banks Show
  • Higher Learning
  • Life Size
  • Love Stinks
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Halloween: Resurrection


America’s Next Top Model

America’s Next Top Model is an American reality television program. In this program, thirteen young women compete for the title of “America’s Next Top Model”; The United States’ next top model . The program was created and presented by Tyra Banks. Janice Dickinson (JD Model Agency) was one of the permanent jury members of this fashion program, but has now been replaced by Twiggy. Every time the models do a photo shoot, they are judged by a jury based on their best photo.

The Tyra Banks Show

The Tyra Banks Show is an American talk show that has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award. The show is recorded with a live audience and Tyra discusses various topics with various guests. Sometimes Tyra takes the opportunity to address a personal situation on her talk show. For example, she had a sonogram made in her show to confirm that her breasts are real and she showed herself in a bathing suit to indicate that she has not gained as much weight as the media shows. She also wants to make everything open for discussion and does not shy away from a topic. In addition, she regularly goes ‘undercover’ as, for example, an extremely fat woman or as a man, to show how she is treated in that capacity by society. She has Oprah Winfrey as an example and seems to have just as much influence.

Tyra Banks Private

She has had relationships in the past with pop star Seal, NBA basketball players Rick Fox and Chris Webber, ice hockey player Mark Messier and director John Singleton. She enjoys a single existence and has moved to New York City to focus solely on her two TV shows; Talk show & Next top model. Private life seems to be giving way to a successful career for the time being. Tyra is also committed to various charities.

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