Tyra Banks is well-known for hosting America’s Next Top Model and serving as a guest judge on several international editions of Next Top Model. Tyra Banks is a Supermodel and the owner of the personal cosmetics brand “Tyra Beauty.”
Early Life of Tyra Banks
Tyra Lynne Banks is more commonly 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 consultant, is her father. She also has an older brother, Devin Banks, who is five years her senior. Tyra celebrated her 46th birthday in December 2019.
Tyra Banks is also 79 percent African, 14 percent British, and 6 percent Native American, according to the AncestryDNA test. Despite this, she is a proud American citizen.
Education Background of Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks received her education in Los Angeles, California. She was a student at John Burroughs Middle School. Similarly, in 1991, she graduated from Immaculate Heart High School. Similarly, Banks received a certificate from Harvard Business School. She received it for completing the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) in February 2012.
Tyra Banks was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of GQ, as well as the first woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Similarly, she has been one of the highest-paid models since the early 2000s.
Tyra’s TV shows 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 awards, she was nominated for a number of other awards.
What is the Net Worth of Tyra Banks?
With her involvement in so many fields, it’s no surprise that she earns $16,000,000. Her net worth is estimated to be more than $90 million.
Who is Tyra Banks Dating Currently?
From 2013 to 2017, Banks was in a romantic relationship with Norwegian photographer Erik Asla. They met on the set of Next Top Model Norway. Erik, on the other hand, is not her husband; they divorced in 2017.
However, as she revealed in an interview with BUILD Series studios, Tyra was unable to have children due to difficulties with in-vitro fertilization (IVF). As a result, the couple welcomed their biological son via surrogacy. In January 2016, they named the child (a son) York Banks Asla. Her son turned four years old in January 2019.
Tyra was also rumored to be dating after the couple split in 2017. However, no confirmation of the rumors has been made.
When it comes to Tyra’s previous relationships, she has dated a number of men over the years. She dated John Utendahl, Giancarlo Marcaccini, Chris Webber, Seal, Will Smith, Tyler Perry, Brian White, and other celebrities.
Tyra Banks created the TZONE program, which focuses on developing leadership and life skills. She has even established the Tyra Banks Scholarship, which aims to provide African-American girls with the opportunity to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School.
Body Measurement of Tyra Banks
Banks stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall and weighs 64 kg. She had Gray eyes that turned Green, as she revealed in a show. Her natural hair color is also brown. She does, however, occasionally dye her hair blonde, pink, and maroon red. According to US standards, her bra size is 34C, her shoe size is 9, and her dress size is 6. Her body measurements are 37-24-36, and she has a curvy figure.
Tyra Banks is active on a variety of social media platforms. She also has a personal website. She also has over 6.7 million Instagram followers (@tyrabanks), 14.6 million Twitter followers (@tyrabanks), and 19.6k YouTube subscribers. Similarly, Tyra Banks’ beauty/cosmetic line has its own official website.
Professional Career of Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks began her modeling career at the age of 15. She also worked as Victoria’s Secret model from 1997 to 2005. In the 1990s, she appeared in several fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair, to name a few.
She has also walked the runways for a number of high-end fashion houses, including Chanel, Dior, Calvin Klein, and Armani. She also did commercial modeling for companies such as Swatch, Versace, Nike, and Pepsi.
Similarly, she began her acting career in 1993, when she appeared in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a television sitcom. She was mostly seen as the show’s host. By 2019, she had appeared in over 25 television shows. America’s Next Top Model, American Dreams, The Tyra Banks Show, and FABLife are some of the most popular shows.
Similarly, she made her film debut in 1995 with Higher Earning. Among the films she has appeared in are Love Stinks, Coyote Ugly, and Halloween: Resurrection. By 2019, she had appeared in ten films, the most recent being Life-size 2 in 2018. Tyra also launched her own cosmetics line, Tyra Beauty, in 2014.
Tyra Banks is also a published author and occasional performer. Her original singles from the early 2000s include Be a Star, K.O.B.E., and Shake Ya Body. She has also appeared in a number of music videos, including Michael Jackson’s “Black or White,” Lionel Richie’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” and Tina Turner’s “Love Thing.”
Tyra co-wrote Tyra’s Beauty, Inside and Out in 1998. She also co-wrote Perfect is Boring with her mother Carolyn. In September 2011, she also wrote and published Modelland, a young adult novel. Her personal experience as a model inspired the book. In addition, she was invited to give a guest lecture on “Personal Branding” at Stanford University.