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Tyra Banks


Modeling Agencies


Birth Date: December 4, 1973
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
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)


Moschino S/S 2020
Moschino (Advertising)
published: February 2020
photographer: Steven Meisel
Nine West Fall 2019 #NineWestxTyra
Nine West (Advertising)
published: October 2019
photographer: James Macari
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Summer 2019 ...
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2019
Tyra Banks and Her Mom Recreate Iconic M...
Paper Magazine (Editorial)
published: 05/10/2018
photographer: Vijat Mohindra
Tyra Banks: Fierce as a Tyger
Paper Magazine (Editorial)
season: Winter 2017
photographer: Vijat Mohindra
Paper Magazine Winter 2017 Covers
Paper Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Winter 2017
photographer: Vijat Mohindra
The 9 Wonders of the World
Harper's Bazaar India (Editorial)
published: October 2016
photographer: Stockton Johnson
Harper's Bazaar India F/W 2016 Special S...
Harper's Bazaar India (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2016
photographer: Stockton Johnson
Tyra Beauty Fall 2016
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
published: Fall 2016
Sunday Style Australia August 2016 Cover
Sunday Telegraph Australia (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2016

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Models.com: Of the Minute

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