Tyra Banks


First Name: Tyra
Last Name: Banks
Nationality: American
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Date of Birth: December 4 1973
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'10" ; 178cm
Measurements: (US) 34.5-24-36 ; (EU) 87.5-61-91.5
Dress Size: (US) 6 ; (EU) 36
Shoe Size: (US) 9 ; (EU) 41 ; (UK) 6

Agencies:

  • D Management Group
  • IMG Models - New York

Advertisements: 3 Suisses, 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: 'Cosmopolitan' - June 1992; 'Harper's Bazaar' - August 1992; 'Elle' - April 1993
Italy: 'Amica' - November 11, 1995; 'Anna' - March 26 1996; 'Il Venerdi' - October 1999; 'Maxim' - July 1999; 'Photo' - July 1999; 'L'Espresso' - August 2001
Spain: 'Vogue' - October 1992; 'Elle' - October 1992; 'Elle' - January 1994; 'Blanco y Negro' - June 23 1996; '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; 'Ebony' - May 2004; 'Shape' - June 2007; 'Ebony' - September 2007; 'Essence' - February 2008; 'Harper's Bazaar' - September 2008; 'Michigan Avenue' - May 2010 May 2010; 'I Love you' - Winter 2011

Fashion Shows: {Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1992 {Chanel}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1993 {Fendi, Marina Spadafora, Oliver by Valentino}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1993 {Todd Oldham}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1994 {Complice, Kenzo, Lolita Lempicka}

Glamour Show: Victoria's Secret {1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005}

Hobbies: *

Notes:

  • Tyra's career began when she signed with Elite.
  • She has twice been listed as one of People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People'.
  • Tyra has featured in the films 'Inferno' by Ellen von Unwerth, 'Coyote Ugly', 'Love and basketball' and 'Higher Learning'. She also had a role (Jackie) in the TV comedy series 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', and in Fox TV's drama 'New York Undercover'.
  • Tyra was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
  • She wrote her own book called 'Tyra's Beauty Inside and Out'.
  • She has appeared in music videos for George Michael ('Too Funky') and Michael Jackson ('Black or White').
  • She released calendars in 1997 and 1999.
  • She is involved with various charitable organisations.
  • Tyra Banks quitted the fashion business to concentrate on her new career as a talk show host and TV producer on 21 November 2005. 

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