When Was Tyra Banks Born ?
Tyra Banks is a supermodel, an actress and a singer. She is the brain behind shows like 'America's Next Top Model' and 'The Tyra Banks Show'. She also is the host of the shows. Besides this, she is the author of the book entitled Tyra's Beauty Inside and Out, which she published in 1998.
Tyra Banks was born on 4 December 1973 in California. She was born to Donald Banks and Carolyn. Her father was a computer consultant, while her mother was not just a photographer for NASA, but also a fashion manager. However, Tyra's parents decided to divorce when she was just six years old. She has an older brother, who is said to be in the army.
Tyra started her career in modeling when she was in the eleventh grade. She was so successful in her first few shows that she was booked for 25 shows; something of an achievement for a newcomer. She did shows for famous brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Cover Girl, and Victoria's Secrets. She was the first African American girl to be featured on the covers of some of the most reputed and popular fashion magazines. She appeared on the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Elle. In the year 1997, she received the Supermodel of the Year by the VH1 channel. In the year 2005, Tyra quit modeling to pursue other interests.
After that she made a career in television, where she appeared in several shows as an actress and she also hosted The Tyra Banks Show, which was about the issues of the young women. Not being satisfied with what she had achieved, she moved on to films and there also she had a successful career. She has been a part of several music videos, too, including ‘Black or White’ by Michael Jackson.
Tyra has been a very socially active person and has initiated something called The Tyra Banks Scholarship which helps in providing education to the African-American girls.
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