Tyra Banks is a multi-talented television personality. She can also be known as a producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer.
She is the first woman of African American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. People know her because of her appearance in shows like America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show and America’s Got Talent.
Tyra Banks Relationship History
She is currently in a relationship with Norwegian photographer Erik Asla since 2013. They have a son York Banks Asla who was born via surrogacy in January 2016.
Previously, She has been rumored to be in a relationship with Tyler Perry, Rob Evans, Paul Calderon and Brian J. White. In 1993 till 1996, she was in a relationship with John Singleton.
She was also in a relationship with John Utendahl, Mark Messier, Craig Taylor and Rick Fox. From 2001 – 2004, She dated NBA star Chris Webber and from 2005-2006, she was in a relationship with Giancarlo Marcaccini. She was romantically linked with Will Smith and Hype Williams.
Tyra Banks Birth Facts, Age, Parents, and Education
She was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, California, U.S. She is currently 44 years old.
She is of American nationality. Talking about her family, her mother (Carolyn London) was a medical photographer and her father (Donald Banks) was a computer consultant.
She has a brother whose name is Devin. Her parents divorced when she was just six years old. For her education, she attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in 1991.
Tyra Banks Modeling, Acting, Music, Television Career, and Net Worth
By childhood, Tyra Banks was interested in modeling. At the age of 15, she gave a start to her career as a model. She was all over the social media when she was featured twice in the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue just at the age of 15. From 1997 to 2005, she was the Victoria’s, Secret Angel.
She began to appear on the covers of magazines like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Spanish Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and Teen Vogue. She has also been part of many fashion shows like Chanel, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurens, Christian Dior, Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis and many others. She has become a contributor to the website “Vogue Italia”.
She loves modeling and she also has said,
“I love the confidence that makeup gives me. Never dull your shine for somebody else. A smart model is a good model.”
After being a successful model she started her career in the television field where she got a huge response from her fans. She began her television career in the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
She has appeared in many tv shows but beside all of them “Chinatown” was the best from Space Ghost Coast to Coast. She then started her production company “Ty Ty Baby Productions” but later it was changed to “Bankable Productions “.
In 1993, she was part of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” which was a television series. She has played a small role in the movie like Love & Basketball and horror movie like Halloween: Resurrection.
She has been part of several music videos with some singing sensations like Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”, Tina Turner’s “Love Thing”, Mobb Deep’s “Trife Life”, George Michael’s “Too Funky” and many more.
As a multi-talented person, she has achieved a remarkable career as she was honored by many awards like 2007 Teen Choice Awards, 2008 Teen Choice Awards, 2008 Daytime Emmy Award and 2009 Daytime Emmy Award. She has a net worth of $90 million.
Tyra banks Body Measurements and Social Media
She has a height of 5 feet 10 inch. Her body weight is 64kg. She has a well-shaped body of 37-24-36 inches. Her bra size is 34C, her shoe size is 9(US) and her dress size is 6(US). She has brown hair color and her eye color is hazel.
She is active in social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 8,922,215 followers on Facebook, has more than 5.6 million followers on Instagram and has more than 15.3 million followers on Twitter. She has also got her own website called tyrabeauty.com.