African American History | Tyra Banks | First African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Tyra BanksTyra Lynne Banks  (born December 4, 1973) is a former American model, author, actress, and television personality.[4][5][6] She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria’s Secret as one of their original Angels. Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America’s Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and was the host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.

Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by Time magazine.

Tyra Banks was born in Inglewood, California. She is the daughter of Caroline London; now London-Johnsonn a medical photographer, [9] and Donald Banks, a computer consultant.[4][10] She has a brother, Devin, who is five years older. In 1979, when Banks was 6 years old, her parents divorced. Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

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One Response to African American History | Tyra Banks | First African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

  1. Ametia says:

    Love Ms. Tyra. You keep on doing your thing, Lady.

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