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Tyra Banks

Model

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biography

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
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)

updates

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 U.S. (Other)
published: February 2014
Legends
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (Editorial)
published: February 2014
Tyty Inc. (Mega magazine)
Various Editorials (Editorial)
published: February 2014
photographer: Joshua Jordan
Mega magazine February 2014 Cover
Various Covers (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2014
photographer: Joshua Jordan
Zink Magazine Spring 2014 Cover
Zink Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: Spring 2014
Tyra
Harper's Bazaar Singapore (Editorial)
published: January 2013
photographer: Gan (photographer)
Harper's Bazaar January 2013 Cover
Harper's Bazaar Malaysia (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2013
Harper's Bazaar Singapore January 2013 C...
Harper's Bazaar Singapore (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2013
photographer: Gan (photographer)