Tyra Banks

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Nationality: United States
Banks began her modeling career in high school and went on to grace the catwalks for designer’s such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Kors, Armani, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger and Yves Saint Laurent as well as the covers of fashion’s most influential magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle, among others. Banks changed the modeling industry as a whole when she was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the Victoria’s Secret catalog, also becoming the first African American woman with a Victoria’s Secret contract. In 2003, Banks transitioned to the small screen with America’s Next Top Model, followed by the Tyra Show and she has appeared in feature films – her most recent being The Hannah Montana Movie.

Banks’ Bankable Enterprises is a New York-based company creating programs for television and movies, as well as projects for publishing and digital media. Recently, Banks announced a deal with Random House for a series of young adult novels called Modelland and she announced plans for a new digital web portal. Tyra Banks is also the creator, executive producer and host of The CW’s reality television show America's Next Top Model, a co-creator of ABC’s True Beauty, host of her own talk show, The Tyra Show, and she has new television projects in active development. (All info from IMG press release May 2010)

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I Love You Winter 2011 Cover
I Love You Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2011
photographer: Marcus Gaab
Tyra Banks
L'uomo Vogue (Editorial)
published: January 2010
photographer: Francesco Carrozzini
Ocean Drive October 2009 Cover
Ocean Drive (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2009
Hamptons Magazine May 2009 Cover
Hamptons Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2009
I Called Her Mahogany
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: October 2008
Welcome to the fall fashion issue
Harper's Bazaar (Editorial)
published: September 2008
photographer: Alexi Lubomirski
American Dream By: Alexi Lubomirski
Harper's Bazaar (Editorial)
published: September 2008
Harper's Bazaar September 2008 Cover By:...
Harper's Bazaar (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2008
Mogul Model
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: July 2008
photographer: Steven Meisel
The New York Times Magazine May 2008 Cov...
The New York Times Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2008
 

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