Tyra Banks: Hot or Not?
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Birth: December 4, 1973
Known for: First African American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition. Victoria’s Secret Model, host of the Tyra Banks Show and America’s Next Top Model. First black model prominently featured on Gunaxin.com
Previously rejected by several modeling agencies that felt Tyra was not camera friendly, Tyra Banks eventually won a contract with Elite Agency at the age of 17. After dropping her studies at Loyola Marymount College, Tyra optimistically flew to Paris to pursue her modeling career. Within a year, she was working for such exclusive fashion houses as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Yves St. Laurent and Oscar de la Renta. She also did campaigns for Cover Girl Cosmetics and Victoria Secret. Now Tyra is the host of her own Talk Show, The Tyra Banks Show, America’s Next Top Model, and is a co-producer with Ashton Kutcher of ABC’s new show True Beauty.