Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks (Photo source: Tyra's Instagram)

Tyra Banks was rejected for her ethnic look in her modeling career. But her persistent hard work, determination and never give up attitude made her what she is today. She is a famous producer, writer, host, and a businesswoman.

Her early life, career transition from modeling to television, current dating status, wealth, and business endeavors are all detailed in this document. Because she stood up for herself despite receiving racist abuse due to the appearance of her ethnic background, she has served as a source of motivation for women all over the globe.

Where Was Tyra Banks Born?

She was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, California, USA. Her parents, Donald Banks and Carolyn London, gave her the name Tyra Lynne Banks when she was born. Her mother works as a medical photographer, while her father is an information technology consultant.

Read More: Jesiree Dizon Biography

Tyra and Jasmine Banks were twins and partner in crime, but tragically, Tyra's twin sister Jasmine was murdered when they were caught in the crossfire during a gun battle. Her identical sister has two kids. She has an elder brother named Devin Banks who is older by 5 years. So, her age is 50 years old.

What Are The Qualifications Of Tyra Banks?

Donald Banks and Carlyon London, both husband and wife, divorced when she was six years old. Though she attended a local school named Catholic School, since her parents split up, she attended several schools like John Burroughs Middle School but graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. Later, she enrolled at Harvard University to take a nine-week course called the Owner/President Management Program in order to improve her leadership skills and confidence. She recently had a reunion with her Harvard friends, as he had posted her picture on Instagram.

See Further: Britain Dalton Biography

When Did She Began Her Career?

She began her modeling career at the age of 15. Together with her mother's help, she put together a portfolio of her modeling work. Though she witnessed several rejections in the modeling sector because of her ethnic look, her hard work and determination led her to sign a contract with Elite Model Management, which is the world's number one modeling agency. She recorded 25 walk shows in her debut season, and this was possible as she was recruited by a French modeling scout with an offer to model for a high fashion collection.

She made history when she graced the covers of both GQ and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Catalog as the first African-American woman to do so. She was recognized as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1994 and 1996, adding to her reputation as a top model since the early 1990s. The dramatic film Higher Learning marked her film debut a few years later.

Was Her Television Career As Successful As Modelling Career?

Her first hit, "shake ya body," in 2004, and her appearance in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly paved the way for her to break into the television industry.In 2003, she was hired by the producers of "America's Next Top Model" to serve as the show's host and executive producer. With her on board, the program quickly rose to become UPN's most successful ever in terms of viewership.

Discover: DWTS Lindsay Arnold Wiki

Tyra Bank

In 2005, she debuted The Tyra Banks Program, a daily discussion show where she aimed to discuss topics including style, beauty, and makeovers. Her talk show was honored with an Emmy for being the best in its genre; however, it was cancelled in 2010. After experiencing failure with projects like the television series True Beauty and the chat show Fablife, she decided to start selling her own brand of cosmetics and developed a website the following year to do so. Her episode on the secrets of personal branding has been nominated recently for a Signal Award which is like the Oscars of podcast.

Is Tyra Banks Married?

Tyra Banks marriage with Erik Asla is still questioned as some wiki reports. Tyra married him while other reports claim they dated from 2013 to 2017. Meanwhile, in 2016, both Erik Asla and Tyra Banks welcomed their son, named York Banks Asla, via surrogacy. She only has one son and no daughter. 

Disover: DWTS Jenna Johnson Married Life With Husband Val! 

As of 2018, she has been seeing Canadian Businessman Louis Belanger-Martin. In 2020, she began wearing a diamond ring on her ring finger, sparking reports that she was engaged. However, during an appearance on Tamron Hall's talk program, she flatly denied the allegations and is only in relationship as of now.

What is the Net Worth of Tyra Banks?

It's estimated that the $90 million net worth of American media personality, actress, singer, model, and entrepreneur Tyra Banks. Banks began her career in the modeling industry, but it was the television industry where she ultimately found success. She has also been actively selling and buying houses in real estate business.She also own Smize Ice cream as she has been promoting it on her Instagram.

Tyra Banks

How Tall Is Tyra Banks?

She stands at 5 feet, 10 inches (178 cm) height, and she's of African American descent. It's been reported that she weighs barely 52 kg. The woman who goes by the name of Tyra Banks has a body that is truly breathtaking. She is 86.3-63.5-93.9 cm tall and has a body length of 34 inches. Her eyes are hazel, and her hair is black. Though there are several speculations about her breasts being implanted, she denied those speculations in her show The Tyra Banks Show.

For More , , Follow .