69 Facts About Tyra Banks

1. Tyra Banks discussed the racism in the modeling industry with Cosmopolitanwriter Jamie Diamond in 1993.

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2. Tyra Banks portrayed Jackie Ames, a love interest of Smith's title character.

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3. Tyra Banks discussed the racism in the modeling industry with Cosmopolitan writer Jamie Diamond in 1993.

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4. Tyra Banks attended Immaculate Heart High School, a rigorous Catholic girls' school in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, where classmates teased her because of her increasing height and weight (around 125 lbs).

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5. Tyra Banks was born in Los Angeles December 4, 1973, to Carolyn and Don Banks.

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6. Tyra Banks is launching a theme park and entertainment experience called Modelland.

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7. Tyra Banks is strutting into a theme park for her latest venture.

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8. Tyra Banks shared some exciting news on her Instagram profile yesterday— that her theme park called Modelland will open soon.

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9. Tyra Banks has already conquered fashion, beauty, film, TV, books, and academia.

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10. Tyra Banks is focused on the launch of her own personal theme park.

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11. Tyra Banks wants everyone to come and be the 'dream version of themselves'.

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12. Tyra Banks has already conquered fashion, beauty, film, TV, books and academia.

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13. Tyra Banks is known for her modeling work with Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated.

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14. Tyra Banks told Variety: "I've always been insanely inspired by attractions like Disneyland and Universal Studios and have wanted to bring that spirit of adventure and storytelling to the world of modelling.

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15. Tyra Banks told WWD that she was inspired by Disneyland and has a specific narrative built into her concept, which she is keeping mum for now.

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16. Tyra Banks dated Norwegian photographer Erik Asla during the 2010s, and in January 2016 they had a biological son born via surrogacy.

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17. Tyra Banks is known for hosting the reality TV program America's Next Top Model and her own talk show, The Tyra Show, for which she won two Emmy Awards.

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18. Tyra Banks is an American television personality, actress and former supermodel.

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19. In 2003, Tyra Banks created and began presenting the reality television show America's Next Top Model, which she presented for the first twenty-two seasons and was the executive producer of the show.

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20. Tyra Banks started her career as a model at the age of 15.

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21. Tyra Banks recently became a mother; Tyra Banks and partner, Eric Asla welcomed their son, York Banks Asla in January 2016 through a surrogate.

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22. Tyra Banks was the first African American Woman to be on the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ magazine.

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23. Tyra Banks has an older brother named Devin; According to her, they are now good friends even though he tormented her when they were kids.

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24. Tyra Banks has successfully crossed from model and fashion figure to Boss Lady but she was always a lady of different parts.

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25. In 2002, Tyra Banks was rumored to be a thing with Honduran film chief.

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26. Tyra Banks was rumored to be dating Canadian vocalist Michael previously.

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27. Tyra Banks dated American actor Will Smith for two or three months previously.

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28. Tyra Banks has established the Tyra Banks Scholarship, a fund aimed at providing African-American girls the opportunity to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School.

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29. Tyra Banks is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer.

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30. Tyra Banks went on to host The Tyra Banks Show from 2005 to 2010.

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31. Tyra Banks is active in a number of social and charitable causes.

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32. In 2010 Tyra Banks said goodbye to her talk show after five years on the air.

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33. Tyra Banks expanded into daytime television with her own talk show, The Tyra Show, in 2005.

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34. In 1996, Tyra Banks became the first black woman to appear on the cover of GQ.

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35. In 1990, while still in high school, Tyra Banks landed a contract with Elite Model Management, the largest modeling agency in the world.

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36. Tyra Banks showed people like Meek Mill that there is a full head of natural, luxurious hair under those lace front wigs.

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37. Tyra Banks has spoken out about abusive relationships in her past.

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38. Tyra Banks dated Norwegian photographer Erik Asla during the 2010s, and in January 2016 they had a biological son, York Banks Asla, born via surrogacy.

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39. In 2012, Deadline Hollywood reported that Tyra Banks would co-create and produce an ABC comedy series based on her teenage years titled Fivehead.

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40. In 2008, Tyra 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.

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41. Tyra Banks is the executive producer and former presenter and judge of America's Next Top Model.

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42. Tyra Banks is a contributor of the Vogue Italia website.

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43. Tyra Banks was the first woman on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the first African-American woman on the cover of GQ.

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44. In 1993, Tyra Banks signed a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, launching advertising campaigns for the cosmetics company.

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45. Tyra Banks was the co-creator of True Beauty, and had her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, which aired on The CW for five seasons and won two Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Talk Show Informative.

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46. Tyra Banks drops rap-heavy 'Be a Star' remix from Life-Size 2.

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47. Tyra Banks is taking us back to the magical world of Life-Size in just a couple of weeks, but the most anticipated question about the sequel besides "Will Lindsay Lohan return?" has been "How will 'Be a Star' be incorporated?" Well, TV Guide has your.

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48. Tyra Banks is bringing back the remix, y'all! The producer-actress behind the reboot Life Size 2 decided to give the original movie's iconic theme song an update, complete with a new beat and.

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49. Tyra Banks is returning as a living doll for Life-Size 2, while comedies No Sleep 'Til Christmas and The Truth About Christmas will.

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50. Tyra Banks has released a new scene from the upcoming Life-Size 2 movie and Eve Doll is back to her old ways.

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51. Tyra Banks is returning as a living doll for Life-Size 2, while comedies No Sleep 'Til Christmas and The Truth About Christmas will provide festive entertainment for the season.

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52. On Sunday, Tyra Banks dropped a Life Size 2 teaser on Twitter that will get you so excited to see what Eve have been up to after all these years.

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53. Tyra Banks is reprising her beloved role as Eve, a plastic doll that magically comes to life, in "Life-Size 2.

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54. Tyra Banks released a new Life-Size 2 clip that shows a bleak future for Sunnyvale and all of the Eve dolls.

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55. Tyra Banks graced the VS Fashion Show with her presence from 1997 to 2005, and we miss seeing her walk the famous runway.

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56. Tyra Banks hosted the show for the second season this year, while Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell served as judges.

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57. Tyra Banks established the TZONE program, which aimed at leadership and life skills development.

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58. Tyra Banks completed the Executive Education Training Program in February 2012, earning a certificate.

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59. Tyra Banks has been outspoken on abusive relationships, having been a victim herself.

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60. In March 2011, Tyra Banks launched her fashion and beauty website called "typeF.

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61. In 2013, Tyra Banks transformed herself into 15 supermodels, in collaboration with fashion photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth.

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62. Tyra Banks held a casting call to find faces for her line, eventually selecting Melody Parra, Monique Hayward, Katy Harvey and Top Model Norge contestant Marita Gomsrud as the cosmetic line's original beauty models.

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63. In 2014, Tyra 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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64. Tyra Banks appeared in the fourth episode of the third season of Gossip Girl playing Ursula Nyquist, a larger-than-life actress.

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65. Tyra Banks is now a contributor of the Vogue Italia website.

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66. In the mid-1990s, Tyra Banks returned to America to do more commercial modeling.

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67. Tyra Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.

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68. In 2017, Tyra Banks replaced Nick Cannon as host of America's Got Talent for its 12th season.

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69. Tyra 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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