Tyra Lynne Banks, also known as BanX, is an American television personality, Model, Actress, businesswoman, producer, and writer. Tyra stands 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm tall, and weighs 52 kilograms or 114 pounds. Her eyes colour is hazel and hair color is black.
Tyra Banks Profile/Bio
|Real Name||Tyra Lynne Banks|
|Nickname||BanX, Ty, Big Buddy, Lady T L B, BBQ|
|Profession||Model, Actress, Television personality, businesswoman, producer, and writer.|
Tyra Banks Personal Life/Wiki
Tyra Bank was born on 4 December 1973 in Inglewood, California, USA. Tyra on America’s Next Top Model, discussed the results of an Ancestry.com genealogical DNA test that gave her “79% African, 14% British, and 6% Native American” results. In an interview, she also said that she is “14% British, 6% Native American, 1% Finnish, and all the rest African.”
Tyra has said that she was teased for her appearance and considered an “ugly duckling” while growing up. Tyra grew three inches and lost 30 pounds in three months when she was 11 years old.
|Date of Birth||December 4, 1973|
|Age (as in 2021)||48|
|Birthplace||Inglewood, California, USA|
|Hometown||Inglewood, California, USA|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Sagittarius|
Tyra Banks Family Information
Tyra Banks was born to father, Donald Banks, a computer consultant and mother, Carolyn London (now London-Johnson), a medical photographer. She has a brother, five years older than her named Devin.
Her parents divorced in 1979 when Tyra was six years old.
|Father Name||Donald Banks|
|Mother Name||Caroline London|
|Brother Name||Devin Banks|
Tyra Banks Education Details
Tyra Banks went to John Burroughs Middle School, and in 1991 graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
|School||John Burroughs Middle School, Immaculate Heart High School|
|College/University||Harvard Business School|
Tyra Banks Boyfriends, Affairs & More
During 2010, Tyra has dated Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, and they had a biological son born via surrogacy in January 2016. Tyra has said that she has never used other recreational drugs and she tends to avoid drinking.
Tyra has opened up about abusive relationships in her past. In 2005, when asked about her relationship history, she said, “I won’t use many names on the show, but one specific relationship involved not only cheating but also emotional abuse. It was really bad, but it made me strong.” In 2009, she opened up about her past relationships when she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, alongside Oprah Winfrey. The episode was about dating violence in response to Rihanna’s assault by Chris Brown.
|Boyfriends||John Singleton (1993-1996)
Will Smith (1993-1994)
Teresa Weatherspoon (1999)
Chris Webber (2001-2004)
Giancarlo Marcaccini (2005-2006)
John Utendahl (2007-2011)
Erik Asla (2013)
Louis Bélanger-Martin (2019)
|Children’s||Son: York Banks Asla|
Tyra Banks Money Factor
|Net Worth (approx.)||$90 Million|
Tyra Banks Biography
Tyra Banks began her modeling career at age 15 and was the first African-American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in which she appeared three times. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. In the early 2000s, Banks was one of the highest-grossing models in the world.
In 1993, Tyra began her acting career on television in The Fresh Prince of BelAir and made her film debut in 1995 in the drama Higher Learning. In 2000, she got major film roles, such as Eve in Disney Channel’s Life-Size and Zoe in the box office hit Coyote Ugly. Tyra also had small roles in the romantic sports film Love and Basketball in 2000, the horror film Halloween: Resurrection (2002), and the television series Gossip Girl (2009) and Glee (2013).
In 2011, Tyra enrolled herself in the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. She completed the executive education training program in February 2012, earning a certificate. She was criticized for implying that she is a Harvard graduate.
Tyra Banks Facts
- Tyra was teased for her looks when she was young.
- She has faced discrimination and was rejected by 6 modelling agencies.
- She is a anti- body shamming activist.
- Tyra has her own rules for drugs and nudity.
- Tyra doesn’t diet.
Tyra Banks Recent Updates
Tyra paid tribute to André Leon Talley on a post on instagram.
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