Tyra Banks

We all know Tyra from her women's talk show and her modeling tv program. Did you know that she was one of the original Victoria Secret Models? Or that she was the first African American woman to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated and GQ magazine?  

Tyra was born in Inglewood California, she attended Immaculate Heart High School, graduating in 1991. At 15, Tyra began modeling and by 16 she had been rejected 4 times before signing with Elite Model Management, and soon she was jet setting to Milan. During Paris Fashion week, Tyra booked a jaw dropping, 25 shows, ranging from Dolce & Gabbana to Chanel and even Anna Sui. During the mid-1990's Tyra returned home to the US to do commercial modeling. 

Tyra has done some acting, singing, writing and modeling in her day. She made her acting debute next to Will Smith in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In 2004, Banks released "Shake yo Boody" The song and the music video were a flop. Then she and Kobe Bryant released "K.O.B.E" which was more of a success. In May of 2010 Tyra launched a book called Modelland, the novel hit New Yorks best sellers list. 

Tyra has been in the lime light since 16, she has done it all. She moved to Milan for a modeling career, acted along side award winning actor Will Smith, sang with NBA star Kobe Bryant, hosted several TV shows, and hit the best sellers list. Tyra sits with Oprah Winfrey as one of the worlds most influential women. What is there left to do? 

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