| Date of Birth :|| Dec 4th, 1973
| Age :||48 Years old
| Net Worth :||USD 90 Million
| Married :||Partner(s): Erik Asla (2013–2017)
| Height :||5 Feet 10 Inch
Often known as Ty, Big Buddy, Lady T L B, BBQ, this African American model is occupationally actress, author, TV host, and even a singer. She was the first Black beauty to feature the covers of GQ and even Victoria’s Secret Angel for 8 years.
Covering her career, she began acting since 1993, and made her appearance sin Many Blockbuster hit Movies and TV shows such as “Higher Learning”, “Coyote Ugly”, “Gossip Girl”, “Glee”. Apart from these, Tyra was co-creator of “True Beauty” hosted “America’s Got Talent” and published her young adult novel “Modelland”.
Born on December 4th,1973 in the spacious valley of Inglewood, California, Banks is proved to be of African, British and Native American ancestry.
Education and Early Career
Schooling from John Burroughs Middle School, further studying from Immaculate Heart High School, Claremont McKenna College, and Loyola Marymount College, Banks set her academic life on hold for her modeling career. Later, however, it is confirmed that she graduated from Harvard Business School.
Victoria’s Secret Angel, Banks is known for her Modelling, TV shows, Movies and even as an Author. Her novel “Modelland”, “Tyra’s Beauty” and “Inside and Out” is renowned as her bestselling works. Similarly, her role in American drama “Higher Learning” is said to be quite remarkable along with her TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. It is also confirmed from a reliable source that she started her Modelling at the young age of 15, but after a year of failure and rejection, she finally banged her place in Paris Fashion Week, which made an incredible transformation in her career.
The youngest child of the house to father Donald Banks, a computer consultant and mother Carolyn London, a medical photographer, Banks has an elder brother Devin. It is also noted that when she was 6, their parents were divorced.
Having active participation in Modelling, acting, teaching, music and writing, Tyra, started her career as a model with D’Management Group and IMG Models modeling agencies. In the beginning, even though she had a rough start, she basically becomes the face of many brands such as Cover Girl, Alma Couture, Gabbana, H & M, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria Secret and many more.
Starting her own Production company and hosting her very own talk show, Tyra won a row of awards and applause from a significant amount of audiences and critics. Appearing in the big screen, through a drama “Higher Learning”, Banks co-starred in various movies or TV shows such as “Gossip Girl”, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”, “Halloween: Resurrection” and ongoing.
Apart from these, Tyra launched her own fashion and beauty website and even featured in many popular music videos including Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, George Michael, and many others. Her writing career whereas is totally out of the box for her character, even though her books topped the Bestseller list. Unknown fact about Banks is that she was asked as a guest lecturer at Stanford University, which she instantly accepted.
Rumored to be dated various hunks such as Will Smith, Craig Taylor, John Singleton, Seal, Chris Webber, Giancarlo Marcaccini and others, it is confirmed that she surrogated her son, with Norwegian fashion photographer, Erik Asla in 2013. Shockingly, it is also revealed that Banks faced emotionally abusive relationships in the past.
Net Worth and Salary
Even though her net worth is said to be decent of $90 million, Tyra is said to be quite economists, which makes even her accountants go bananas.
Possessing curves in the right places, Banks can make men turn their heads. Brunette and hazel-eyed black beauty, has a voluptuous 37-24-36 figure, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weight of 64 kg.
Wiki and facts
Losing some pounds is not always beneficial for self, is proved in the situation of Tyra where she was termed as “Ugly Duckling” where she stretched her height to some inches and reduced around 14 kg. As a Philanthropist, Banks provided the opportunity for African-American girls to attend Immaculate Heart High School, which is very generous of her.