Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973), also known as BanX, is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, model, and occasional singer. Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at the age of 15, and was the first woman of African-American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared thrice. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the world's top-earning models.
|Full name at birth||
Tyra Lynne Banks
|Claim to fame||
Victoria's Secret Angel, America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, America's Got Talent
|Date of birth||
4 December 1973
|Place of birth||
Los Angeles, California, USA
Television personality, producer, businesswoman, model, actress, singer, author
5' 10" (178 cm)
130 lbs (59 kg)
Little TJ (Dog)
Immaculate Heart High School, Los Angeles, California
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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