Tyra Banks

Model, talk show host and actress Tyra Banks

Tyra Lynne Banks is an American model and media personality. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels. Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America's Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and was the host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.
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5 Things to know about Danielle Herrington, Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue's new cover model - ABC News
Google News - 8 days
ABC News 5 Things to know about Danielle Herrington, Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue's new cover model ABC News Sports Illustrated's famous swimsuit issue has a new cover model, and her name is Danielle Herrington. The long-awaited annual issue, with Herrington in a barely-there pink bikini on the cover, was revealed Tuesday. Making her first appearance since ... Ashley Graham Dances Topless in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit VideoPEOPLE.com Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue goes #MeToo. Not everyone is happyNBCNews.com 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' Model Danielle Herrington Talks Bond With Beyonce and Tyra Banks (Exclusive)Entertainment Tonight SFGate -Sports Illustrated -WHAS 11.com -PerezHilton.com all 164 news articles »
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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'This Time Next Year' on Lifetime
LATimes - about 1 month
SERIES The Flash Barry (Grant Gustin) is on trial for murder in the superhero drama’s midseason premiere. 8 p.m. KTLA America’s Next Top Model The contestants undertake a challenge at Venice Beach in this new episode. Tyra Banks hosts. 8 p.m. VH1 This Is Us A trip to a shopping mall turns into...
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Tyra Banks Recreates Iconic 'We Were Rooting For You' Moment On 'America's Got Talent'
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Wednesday's TV highlights: 'You're the Worst' on FXX
LATimes - 6 months
SERIES Too Cute! Cutest Summer Ever Puppies and kitties have fun in the sun and elsewhere in two new seasonal episodes of this series. 7 and 8 p.m. Animal Planet America’s Got Talent Five acts will advance to the finals on a new episode of the reality series. Tyra Banks hosts. 8 p.m. NBC MasterChef...
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Mel B Explains Her America's Got Talent Drink Throw: "What You See Is What You Get" - E! Online
Google News - 6 months
E! Online Mel B Explains Her America's Got Talent Drink Throw: "What You See Is What You Get" E! Online As Howie Mandel and Tyra Banks said last night, America's Got Talent "is live TV"—anything can happen, like Mel B throwing her drink at Simon Cowell after he made a barb about Demian Aditya's escape artist act being like her wedding night. "I kind of ... Mel B throws water at Simon Cowell on "America's Got Talent," storms off stageCBS News Heidi Klum: Simon Cowell Deserved to Get Drenched by Mel B on 'America's Got Talent'Us Weekly America's Got Talent: Who Are the Second Seven Going Through to the Semifinals?Parade CNN -Gossip Cop -Refinery29 -9NEWS.com all 231 news articles »
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Tyra Banks adds another Pacific Palisades property to her growing portfolio
LATimes - 8 months
Tyra Banks seems to have caught another case of the real estate bug. The model and television personality recently bought an investment property in Pacific Palisades through her trust for $1.355 million. The Mediterranean-style town home, built in 1977, offers vaulted ceilings and naturally lighted...
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We're Absolutely Rooting For Tyra Banks' Smizing 1-Year-Old Son
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Tuesday's TV highlights' 'America's Got Talent' on NBC
LATimes - 9 months
SERIES America’s Got Talent Variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1-million prize as the competition kicks off its 12th season, with new host Tyra Banks and returning judges Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Mel B. 8 p.m. NBC Downward...
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New Ghanaian Reality Show Seeks To Empower African Models
Huffington Post - 9 months
One woman is making a way for more Ghanaian models to strut onto the global runway. Belinda Baidoo created a TV show to teach up-and-coming models how to make their place in the industry and highlight the beauty of African models. “Belinda Baidoo Model Search Africa” featured 12 women competing for a chance to sign a contract with MSA Models in New York and B2 Models, founded by Baidoo. A post shared by Belinda Baidoo (@belindabaidoo) on Mar 11, 2017 at 4:11am PST Baidoo, who’s signed to MSA Models herself, told HuffPost that she was inspired to create “BBMSA” several years after winning Top Model Afrique, a local program, in 1998. The competition allowed her to work and travel around the world as a model. “This was an opportunity that changed me completely as it boosted self-awareness, taught me to be independent and served as a medium where I felt accepted,” she said. After returning back home to Ghana, Baidoo said she met a number of young girls ...
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People Aren't Happy Vogue India Put Kendall Jenner On Its Anniversary Cover
Huffington Post - 10 months
Priyanka Chopra ― once a star in her home of India, now an international star ― is one of the first South Asian actors to nab the lead in a major American network series, in “Quantico.” Aishwarya Rai’s long career in Bollywood has made her one of India’s most iconic celebrities. This year, British actor Dev Patel became the third Indian to ever receive an Oscar nomination. Any of these celebrities would have made an excellent choice to represent the face of Vogue India on the magazine’s 10th anniversary, which was unveiled Wednesday. Instead, the editors recruited the ultra-famous American supermodel Kendall Jenner to grace the cover of its collectors edition issue with a gilded tag line, “Indian Affair” ― and many fans of the Indian fashion magazine were not pleased. Kicking off our 10th anniversary celebrations: @mariotestino guest edits the May issue starring supermodel @KendallJenner shot in India #MarioTestinoXVogueIndia Photographed by: @mariotestino. St...
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WATCH: Tyra Banks to remove age limit for 'America's Next Top Model' contestants
ABC News - 11 months
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Tyra Banks nixes contestant age limit for ‘America’s Next Top Model’
LATimes - 11 months
Want to be "America's Next Top Model"? Well, now anyone can try out. After 23 seasons, the competition’s co-creator and executive producer Tyra Banks is widening her search for those who want to be on top — and there’s no restriction as long as you can “smize" and slay with the best of them. The...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tyra Banks
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 42
    In August 2016, Banks accepted a position as a personal branding guest lecturer at Stanford University.
    On January 27, 2016, Banks and boyfriend Erik Asla welcomed their first child, a son, York Banks-Asla, via surrogacy.
  • 2015
    Age 41
    In 2015, she launched "tyra.com", an interactive cosmetic e-commerce site.
    Following the original cancellation of the series in October 2015, it was announced Banks would remain as the series' executive producer for the America's Next Top Model, but would no longer be the host.
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  • 2014
    Age 40
    In 2014, Banks founded the cosmetics brand Tyra Beauty, which she completed a non-degree certificate program at Harvard Business School specifically for.
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    On May 30, 2014, Disney–ABC Domestic Television announced their plans to develop a lifestyle syndicated talk show, with Banks serving as executive producer and host, to debut sometime in 2015.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 38
    As of 2012, Harvard professor Rohit Deshpande was preparing a case study on Banks' company, Bankable Productions, for use in future coursework in the OPM program.
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    Banks completed the Executive Education Training Program in February 2012, earning a certificate.
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    In 2012, Deadline.com reported that Banks would co-create and produce an ABC comedy series based on her teenage years titled Fivehead.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    In 2011, Banks enrolled in the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School.
    In March 2011, Banks launched her fashion and beauty website called "typeF.com", which she co-created with Demand Media.
  • 2010
    Age 36
    She announced in May 2010 that she would be writing a novel, titled Modelland, loosely based on her own modelling experience.
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  • 2009
    Age 35
    In 2009, she opened up about her past relationships when she made a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, hosting alongside Oprah Winfrey.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    In 2008, Banks won the Daytime Emmy Award for her work and production on The Tyra Banks Show, and won for the second time in a row for outstanding, informative talkshow in 2009.
  • 2005
    Age 31
    Banks has been outspoken on abusive relationships, having been a victim herself. In 2005, when asked about her relationship history, she stated, "I won't be using a lot of names on the show, but a specific relationship had not just cheating but emotional abuse.
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    In addition, she hosted The Tyra Banks Show, a daytime talk show aimed at younger women, which premiered on September 12, 2005, and ran until May 28, 2010.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 23
    She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005.
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    Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997, she received the VH1 award for "Supermodel of the Year".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    In 1993, Banks signed a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, launching advertising campaigns for the cosmetics company.
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    Banks began acting on television in 1993 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and made her film debut in Higher Learning in 1995.
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  • 1991
    Age 17
    In her first runway season, she was booked in 25 shows at the 1991 Paris Fashion Week.
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    Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 5
    In 1979, when Banks was six years old, her parents divorced.
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on December 4, 1973.
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