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Tyra Banks

Model

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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

Cosmopolitan December 2012 Cover
Cosmopolitan U.S. (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Fault
West East Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Cosmopolitan South Africa December 2012 ...
Various Covers (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
West East December 2012 Cover by Udo Spr...
West East Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Arise Magazine F/W 2012 Cover
Arise Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
Tyra
Arise Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
photographer: Seiji Fujimori
Tyra by Marcus Gaab
I Love You Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2011
photographer: Marcus Gaab
Film: Tyra Banks Strikes a Pose
I Love You Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2011
director: Marcus Gaab
I Love You Winter 2011 Cover
I Love You Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2011
photographer: Marcus Gaab
Women In Black
Vanity Fair U.S. (Editorial)
published: July 2011
photographer: Annie Leibovitz