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Tyra Banks Bio / Biography

Birth Name: Tyra Lynne Banks
Date of Birth: December 4, 1973
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Sometimes Credited As: Tyra
Nickname: BBQ
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Measurements: 34C-23 1/2-35 1/2
Shoe Size: 9
Siblings: older brother named Devin.
Famous Boyfriends: director John Singleton, Sacramento Kings player Chris Webber
Company: CEO of TYInc.
Filmography: Click here for film & TV Roles



  1. Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by people magazine.(1994 and 1996)

  2. In 1994 started the Tyra Banks Scolarship.

  3. First African American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition

  4. Was a "Youth Correspondent" for "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

  5. Took Second Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." [2000]

  6. Does not drink alcohol.

  7. Started a singing career with the song "Shake Ya Body", introduced on her show "America's Next Top Model" (2003).

  8. Ranked 54 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties

  9. Claims that her career was difficult in part because of a rivalry with another black top model, Naomi Campbell. Banks has said that Campbell, who was more famous, would get her thrown off of fashion shows.

  10. Paid $30,000 of her own money to finance the music video for her song "Shake Ya Body," which appeared on her show "America's Next Top Model" (2003).


  1. Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself. You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.

  2. Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic, erotic women. Why can't we be the sexy All-American girl next door?