Tyra Banks first became famous when she was still a supermodel. Since then, she has transformed into a multifaceted individual with extensive experiences in business, singing and acting. Furthermore, she is a highly recognizable television personality, thanks to entertaining shows like “The Tyra Banks Show” and “America’s Next Top Model.” During her stint as a supermodel, she has graced numerous fashion shows in different parts of the world including London, Milan and Paris.
How much does Tyra Banks weigh? Based on recent reports, her weight is somewhere around 148 pounds. She stands tall at 5 feet and 10 inches or 1.78 meters. Her complete name is Tyra Lynne Banks. She was born on December 4, 1973 in Inglewood, California. Right now, she works as a talk show host, model and actress. In 2008, her salary is estimated to be around $23 million.
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Banks started as early as 11th grade in the field of modeling. She has already modeled for numerous major advertising firms, companies and fashion groups. These include CoverGirl, Oscar de la Renta and Anna Sui. Furthermore, she has also modeled for Cynthia Rowley, Bill Blass and Badgley Mischka. Her other major modeling and advertising contracts include highly popular clothing firms like Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria’s Secret and Tommy Hilfiger. Add to that, she has also modeled for non-clothing companies including Pepsi, McDonalds and Coors Light.
She has appeared as front cover numerous times for major fashion magazines like Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue among others. Moreover, she has also graced the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ, a feat that no other African American female supermodels were unable to do before her arrival in the fashion scene. Because of her extensive accomplishments in the fashion world, she was recognized as the VH1 Supermodel of the Year for 1997.
Aside from modeling, she also entered the world of film, television and music. She has already appeared in numerous motion pictures including “Halloween: Resurrection,” “Coyote Ugly” and “Love & Basketball.” She also starred in much earlier films like “Love Stinks,” “Life-Size” and “Higher Learning.” Additionally, she also tried her luck on television. Amongst her earlier TV appearances are stints in “The Price Is Right,” “MADtv” and “Felicity.” Furthermore, she was able to make it big in programs like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The Tyra Banks Show” and “America’s Next Top Model.” Add to that, she has appeared in numerous music videos including “Too Funky” by George Michael, “Love Thing” by Tina Turner and “Black or White” by Michael Jackson.