As a model, she had the following restrictions: - No Frontal Nudity - No Birds - No Cats - No Fish - No Cigarettes - No Alcohol.
Her older brother Devin who tormented her as a child. As adults, the two are friends.
Her mother Carolyn London is her best friend.
Received the Michael Award for "Supermodel of the Year."
Attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, California, a popular Catholic girls' school, where she claims that her classmates made fun of her because of her height and weight.
Within Banks' first week in Paris, other designers were so entranced by her presence on the runway that she was booked for an unprecedented 25 shows--a record in the business for a newcomer.
Dated John Singleton.
Created TZONE, a leadership and life skills development program for primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area. As of 2005, more than 240 girls have gone through the program.
Played as herself in the 1996 Nike commercials with basketball star Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway and "Little Penny" Hardaway (voice of Chris Rock).
Is allergic to dogs.
Ranked 54 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
Paid $30,000 of her own money to finance the music video for her song "Shake Ya Body," which appeared on her show "America's Next Top Model" (2003).
Is a "Youth Correspondent" for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986), and there is speculation that Oprah Winfrey is training Tyra to eventually take over the show (as of February 2000).
Took Second Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." (2000)
Claims that her career was difficult in part because of a rivalry with another black top model, Naomi Campbell. Banks has said that Campbell, who was more famous, would get her thrown off of fashion shows.
Does not drink alcohol.
Dated Sacramento Kings player Chris Webber for over three years
Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by people magazine.(1994)