Versatile TV personality Tyra Banks was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, California to parents Carolyn and Don Banks. Her mother was a medical photographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and her father was the computer consultant. When Tyra was 6 years old, they got divorced. She has an older brother name is Devin. Since a young age, she did modelling activities in house, like walking with mom's high heels and playing acting in school etc. She was an entertainer of her school but because of her physical appearance sometimes made her life difficult. At the age of 15, she started her modelling career and next year she signed Elite Model Management, the largest model management in the world. She appeared in Seventeen magazines in the following year.
She attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. On the starting phase of career, she was rejected by 4 modelling agencies because of her non-photogenic physical appearance. However, she kept going on and finally was offered to sign up with the Elite agency at age 16; due to this she dropped Loyola Marymount University. After involved in Elite, she got the opportunity to model in Europe then, she moved to Milan. In 1991, she got the chance on Paris Fashion Week as a runway model along with 25 shows. Later, she developed her career for a year, becoming a model for major fashion brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent. Also, she appeared in cover magazines; Vogue, Cosmopolitan; Seventeen and Teen Vogue on different countries. In 1993, she returned America and signed the contract with Cover Girl Cosmetics. On that time she was the first American- African model to deal with that company. She also appeared in some advertisements of different products like; Pepsi, Dolce & Gabbana, Nike etc. In 1996, she established herself as a famous model in the fashion industry and became a top 50 beautiful people in the world. After getting huge success she again made herself as a first black model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. In 2003, she created and began presenting the famous reality show ‘America's Next Top Model’, where she is an executive producer and presenter of twenty-two seasons. She also produces own talk show ' The Tyra Banks Show'. In 2017, she became a host of the 12th season of America’s Got Talent.
Now move to her personal life; 43 years old versatile personality is an American television personality, businesswoman, actress, producer, and author, former model and occasional singer as well. Like her popularity on a profession, he fans are always curious about her personal life too. She never hides her private life from media. In 2005, she spoke her past relationship, in which she was abusive from her boyfriend but who that guy? she never revealed.Till today's days, she was hitched with many guys including; Craig Taylor (1990), Will Smith (1993 - 1994), John Singleton (1993 - 1996), Seal (1996), basketball player Chris Webber(2001-2004), Giancarlo Marcaccini (2005 - 2006), John Utendahl (2007 - 2011), Rob Evans (2012). In 2013, she began dating with photographer Erik Asla, he is nearly a decade older than her. She has a baby son; York Banks Asla, who was born on 27 January 2016 via surrogacy. 1.78 m tall Trya has American nationality with African- American ethnicity. Her estimated net worth is $90 millions of May 31, 2017.
As we know she is a versatile model and presenter, she also wrote a Nobel, ‘Modelland’. Her Nobel is based on her own modelling experience, which is her plus achievement of the career. This was published on September 2011, and topped The New York Times Best Seller list in October 2011. She was nominated several times from her outstanding skill and modelling. in 2007, she won Teen Choice Awards from America's Next Top Model/The Tyra Banks Show. Also, she won Teen Choice Awards from America's Next Top Model, Daytime Emmy Award from The Tyra Banks Show in 2008. Again she won Daytime Emmy Award from The Tyra Banks Show in 2009. In 2017, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards from America's Got Talent.
Besides her hosting and modelling career, she also involved with Tv shows, musical videos and movies also. Her television career began with the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1993. Other selected TV credits are New York Undercover (1997), Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1998) Just Shoot Me! , (1999) , Felicity (2000), Jane Scott (2000), America's Next Top Model (2003–2015; 2017–present), The Tyra Banks Show (2005–2010), Gossip Girl( 2009), Mexico's Next Top Model (2011), Vietnam's Next Top Model (2012), Asia's Next Top Model (2012), Glee (2013), Korea's Next Top Model(2014), Australia's Next Top Model(2015), FABLife (2015), Blackish (2015 - 2016) , America's Got Talent (2017). Also, as a part of her acting career, she has starred in various films like Love Stinks, Coyote Ugly, Life-Size 2 (2017), Tropic Thunder(2008), Mr Woodcock(2007), Eight Crazy Nights(2002), Coyote Ugly(2000), Life-Size(2000), The Apartment Complex (1999), Love Stinks(1999), Higher Learning(1995) , Halloween: Resurrection and much more.She also appeared in many music videos including, Michael Jackson's "Black or White", Love Thing", "Trife Life", "Don't Wanna Lose You", "Shake Ya Body", "BOOTYful", "Child's Play" and much more.
Although she has an ugly body structure or physical appearance on young age, she maintains herself perfectly and become a top model and Television personality in the world. We can see her craze on her social networking sites; including Twitter and Instagram. According to her Instagram account, she has 5.3m Followers, isn't it interesting? Similarly, she is active on twitter and has 14.4 M followers.0 0