Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American Model, Businesswoman, Television Personality, Author, and a Singer from Inglewood, California. She is famous for being the first African-American descent that featured on the cover of GQ and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice.
Furthermore, the 44-year-old model is one of the most influential people in the world. Tyra is also a creator of successful Television Series named “America’s Next Top Model”.
In addition, she is a founder of the makeup line i.e. TYRA Beauty. In fact, she also remained the host of her talk show called “The Tyra Banks Show”. The series was commercially hit and aired from 2005 to 2010. Moreover, the 44-year-old model is also the face of many many big brands and fashion industries. She was one of the original models of Victoria’s Secret Angels.
In 2017, Tyra won the Teen Choice Awards in the category “Choice TV: Personality”. In fact, she again won this award in 2018. Her talk show won the “Daytime Emmy Awards” for “Outstanding Talk Show/Informative” in 2008 and 2009.
Star Model Lynne was born on 4th December 1973 in Inglewood, California, United States. Therefore, the age of Tyra Banks is 46 years old, as of 2020. Her mother “Carolyn London” was a former NASA photographer and now working as her manager.
Furthermore, Tyra’s father “Donald Banks” was a computer consultant. Her parents divorced each other when Tyra was six years old. She also has an elder brother “Devin Banks”.
Moreover, she attended John Burroughs Middle School for her school education. Later, the 44-year-old businesswoman graduated from Immaculate Heart High School.
As per previous dating history, she has a boyfriend named “Chris Webber (former Basketball player)”. They dated each other for a long period of time. Tyra was also linked with her ex-boyfriend “John Singleton (American Film Director)”.
She also had a controversial relationship with her previous boyfriend “Erik Asla”. The couple was very serious about each other that they have a son “York Banks Asla” through a surrogate mother. In January 2016, Tyra welcomed her son.
She was having problems conceiving with Erik. Therefore, they considered a surrogate mother. In 2017, the couple decided to split due to some personal problems.
In 1988, when she was 15-year-old, she was signed by the L.A. Models agency. Later, when Tyra was to get admission to the University, she was offered to walk in Paris Fashion Week. She also signed a contract by the Elite Model Management.
This initial project gave her career a good startup. In 1993, the 44-year-old model became the first Afro-American ethnicity who signed a contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics. In fact, in 1997, she became the “Supermodel of the Year” by VH1.
She also worked as a television personality. Tyra debut alongside Will Smith in the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Later, in 1995, she made her debut on the big screen as well. The 44-year-old actress appeared in the Higher Learning movie. In fact, she played recurring roles in Coyote Ugly, Life-Size, and many more.
Soon, she became the producer and her production company name is Bankable Productions. In 2013, Tyra created “America’s Next Top Model” successful TV series. In 2017, she even replaced Nick Cannon as the main host of “America’s Got Talent”. Furthermore, the estimated Net worth of Tyra Banks is $90 Million US Dollar, as of 2020.
|Full Birth Name||Tyra Lynne Banks.|
|Working As||1. Television Personality.
|Age (As of 2020)||46 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||4 December 1973.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Inglewood, California, United States.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Sagittarius.|
|Current Residence||California, United States.|
|Famous for||1. First African-American descent that featured on the Cover of GQ and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice.
2. Creator of America's Next Top Model Television Series.
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-24-34.|
|Shoe Size (US)||8.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Donald Banks.
Mother: Carolyn London.
|Siblings||Brother: Devin Banks.
|Famous Relatives||Not Known|
|Dating History?||1. Chris Webber (former Basketball player).
2. John Singleton (Film Director).
|Boyfriend||Erik Asla (ex-boyfriend).
|Son||York Banks Asla.|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||1. Immaculate Heart High School.
2. John Burroughs Middle School.
|Alma Mater||Will update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Johnny Depp.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Love to do||Shopping, and Traveling.|
|Favorite Food||Continental Food.|
|Net worth||Approx. $90 Million USD (As of 2020).|
|Income Source||Business, Modeling & TV Shows.|
Some Facts about Tyra Lynne Banks
- Her show America’s Next Top Model is her most successful venture. In fact, this series rated the No.1 show on The CW network multiple times.
- She co-created the brand True Beauty with the American actor “Ashton Kutcher” in 2009.
- The 44-year-old actress appeared on many TV series such as Gossip Girl (2009), Shake It Up (2012-13), Glee (2013), and Blackish (2015-16).
- She even played minor roles in the TV shows like New York Undercover, Just Shoot Me!, MADtv, Felicity, and Soul Food.
- Tyra is also a singer and her famous songs are Be a Star, Shake Ya Body, and K.O.B.E.
- Furthermore, she received a certificate from Harvard Business School.