Tyra Banks






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)

recent updates

OOB Mag Issue #4 Spring 2015 Covers
OOB Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2015
photographer: Dennis Leupold
Priestess - Tyra Banks
OOB Magazine (Editorial)
published: May 2015
The best Models Music Video Moments
Harper's Bazaar U.S. (Other)
published: November 2014
Tyra Beauty Preview 2014
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
published: October 2014
#TBT: 27 Original Model-Off-Duty Looks
VOGUE.com (Editorial)
published: 08/28/2014
Black Magazine S/S 14 Covers
Black Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2014
photographer: Thom Kerr
Fierce for Good
Black Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
photographer: Thom Kerr
Pillow Tweets
W Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2014
photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
The Girls Of Winter
Vanity Fair (Other)
published: February 2014
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (Editorial)
published: February 2014

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