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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Tyra Banks (full name Tyra Lynne Banks) was born on December 4, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a famous American supermodel, actress and television personality.

Biography and Career :

Her modeling career started after she signed a contract with Elite Modeling Agency. She was the first color woman who appeared on the cover of magazines like GQ, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue and the Victoria's Secret catalog. Soon she became an important name in the fashion industry and she received jobs to appear in commercials and advertisements for brands like Pepsi, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, Cover girl, Swatch, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Liz Claiborne, Lenscrafers, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana. Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and ELLE are some of the important magazines she was seen into.

She hosts her own television show called "The Tyra Banks Show". Having so much celebrity brought her roles in movies and she became a great actress. She is host and judge of America's Next Top Model. Her first role was in the television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". "American Dreams", "Larceny", "Eight Crazy Nights" or "Coyote Ugly" are some of the movies she played in. She was also present in music videos like Tiara Summers' "Wild Girls", Michael Jackson's "Black or White" and in George Michael's "Too Funky". Being so sexy and beautiful has helped her lot, but she is a woman who makes charity actions and likes helping people a lot.

Quotes :

- "Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts."

- "As a model, you're so used to taking your clothes off that you just don't care."

Advertisements :

- Alma Couture, Cover Girl, Dolce & Gabbana, Elite chocolate, Escada, H, H & M, Milk, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Rifat Ozbek, Swatch skin, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, X-O-X-O, Yves Saint Laurent.

Magazine Covers :

- France: '20Ans'; 'Photo' - November 1997; 'Photo' - July 1998; 'Max' - February 1999; 'Photo' - July 1999; 'Max' - May 2000
- Germany: 'Harper's Bazaar' - August 1992
- Italy: 'Amica' - November 11, 1995; 'Anna' - March 26 1996; 'Il Venerdi' - October 1999; 'Maxim' - July 1999; 'Photo' - July 1999; 'L'Espresso' - August 2001
- Spain: 'Elle' - October 1992, January 1994; 'DT' - October/November 1996; GQ' - December 1996; 'Cosmopolitan' - July 1998; 'DT' - April 1999; 'DT'- March 2005
- UK: 'Maxim' - August 1997; 'Maxim' - July 1999; 'Maxim' - August 2000
- US: 'Elle' - December 1994; 'GQ' - February 1996; 'Sports Illustrated' - January 29 1996; 'Details' - May 1997; 'Shape' - November 1997; 'Sports Illustrated' - February 21 1997; 'Fitness' - March 1997; 'GQ' - January 2000; 'Ocean Drive' - May 2002.

Fashion Shows :

- {Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent}
- Victoria's Secret - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Trivia :

- Height: 178 cm
- Measurements: 87.5/61/91.5
- Hair Color: Brown
- Eye Color: Green
- Shoe Size: 41
- Agencies: D Management Group.

Filmography :

- American Dreams (1 episode, 2004)
- Larceny (2004)
- All of Us (1 episode, 2004)
- Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
- Soul Food (1 episode, 2001)
- Felicity (3 episodes, 2000)
- Coyote Ugly (2000)
- Mad TV (2 episodes, 2000)
- Life-Size (2000) (TV)
- Love & Basketball (2000)
- The Apartment Complex (1999) (TV)
- The Hughleys (1 episode, 1999)
- Love Stinks (1999)
- New York Undercover (3 episodes, 1997)
- A Woman Like That (1997)
- Higher Learning (1995)
- Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter (1994)
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (7 episodes, 1993)
- Inferno (1992) (TV)
- Black or White (1991) (V).
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Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter
Higher Learning
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A Woman Like That
Love Stinks
Coyote Ugly
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Love & Basketball
Eight Crazy Nights
Halloween: Resurrection
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Tropic Thunder
Hannah Montana: The Movie
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101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
America`s Next Top Model
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Date Added: 12 April '10

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