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Tyra Banks

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    Tyra Banks View off-the-runway photos
    Birth Date
    December 4, 1973
    Lives Now
    New York, NY
    Good girl, Retired (mostly), Supermodel
    Known for
    Body, Curves, Name, Television show
    John Utendahl, Giancarlo Marcaccini, Chris Webber (01 - 04), Mark Messier, Michael Johnson, Seal, Tiger Woods, Will Smith, John Singleton
    Naomi Campbell (resolved in 2005)
    Selita Ebanks, Karen Mulder, Niki Taylor, Heidi Klum, Crystal Renn, Marcus Schenkenberg, Russell Simmons, Britney Spears, Kimora Lee, Tyson Beckford, Chanel Iman, Iman, Noémie Lenoir, Beverly Peele, Veronica Webb
    Model Turned
    Actress (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Love Stinks, 1999), Talk-show hostess (America‘s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show)

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    Tyra Banks's Career Highlights

    4 DEC, 1973
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Signs with Elite Model Management
    Paolo Roversi photographs Banks for a Harper’s Bazaar spread
    MAY 1992
    Appears in Vogue editorial with Beverly Peele and Naomi Campbell, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
    AUG 1992
    Featured on cover of German Harper’s Bazaar
    OCT 1992
    Appears on cover of Spanish Elle
    20 SEP, 1993
    Appears on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Jackie Ames, Will Smith’s girlfriend
    Steven Meisel photographs Banks for Dolce & Gabbana alongside Nadja Auermann
    Models for Ralph Lauren
    Appears in Yves Saint Laurent ad campaign
    Featured in People’s "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" issue
    DEC 1994
    Appears on cover of Elle
    11 JAN, 1995
    Plays the girlfriend of the protagonist in the movie Higher Learning
    Becomes the spokesperson for CoverGirl
    29 JAN, 1996
    Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue
    FEB 1996
    Appears on cover of GQ
    Featured in People’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” issue
    FEB 1997
    Becomes the first solo black woman on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue
    MAY 1997
    Featured on the cover of Details
    AUG 1997
    Appears on cover of British Maxim
    Appears in Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign
    Appears in TV commercials for Victoria’s Secret Video»
    NOV 1997
    Appears on cover of Shape
    15 APR, 1998
    Publishes Tyra’s Beauty Inside and Out
    JUL 1998
    Appears on the cover of Spanish Cosmopolitan
    20 DEC, 1998
    Serves as maid of honor for best friend, Kimora Lee, at her wedding to Russell Simmons
    JUL 1999
    Appears on the cover of Italian Maxim
    10 SEP, 1999
    Appears in the movie Love Stinks as Holly, Bill Bellamy’s wife
    14 NOV, 1999
    Stars in Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video Video»
    JAN 2000
    Appears on cover of GQ
    FEB 2000
    Becomes the youth correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show
    5 MAR, 2000
    Plays the role of Eve, a doll that comes to life, alongside Lindsay Lohan, in Life-Size Video»
    21 APR, 2000
    Role of Holly in the movie Love & Basketball
    AUG 2000
    Appears on cover of Italian Maxim
    4 AUG, 2000
    Plays the role of Zoe in the movie Coyote Ugly Video»
    Named Women of the Year by Sports Illustrated
    MAY 2002
    Appears on the cover of Ocean Drive
    12 JUL, 2002
    Plays the role of Nora Winston, a reality programmer, in Halloween: Resurrection
    20 MAY, 2003
    Becomes the host and producer of the television show America’s Next Top Model Video»
    NOV 2003
    Walks in the Best of Victoria’s Secret 2003 Fashion Show
    Walks for the last time at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
    12 SEP, 2005
    Starts her own television show, The Tyra Banks Show
    NOV 2005
    Invites Naomi Campbell to end their feud of over ten years
    21 NOV, 2005
    Quits the fashion business to focus on other endeavors
    Celebrates the tenth anniversary of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated with a re-creation of the original 1996 cover shoot
    JAN 2007
    Criticized by tabloids for supposed weight gain
    5 FEB, 2007
    Appears on cover of People magazine denouncing media stir over her weight
    28 JUL, 2007
    Rumored to be dating investment banker John Utendahl
    6 AUG, 2007
    Announces her talk show will move from Los Angeles to New York
    9 AUG, 2007
    Her brother, Devin, who is a cadet in the U.S. Air Force, is deployed to Iraq
    AUG 2007
    Appears on cover of Ebony magazine with Iman, Alek Wek, and Kimora Lee Simmons
    AUG 2007
    Splits from manager Benny Medina
    12 JAN, 2008
    BET honors Banks for her media work throughout the years Story»
    20 JUN, 2008
    Wins the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Video»
    JUL 2008
    Featured in the all-black issue of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
    SEP 2008
    Featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, inside Banks impersonates Michelle Obama, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski
    SEP 2008
    Appears in V editorial, alongside rising star Sessilee Lopez, photographed by Sebastian Faena