Tyra Lynne Banks, born December 4, 1973, is an American actress, television producer, author, television personality and former model.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.The video premiered on UPN. Banks released a single with NBA player Kobe Bryant, entitled “K. Modelland topped The New York Times Best Seller list in October 2011. In 2014, Banks founded the cosmetics brand Tyra Beauty, which she completed a non-degree certificate program at Harvard Business School specifically for. Tyra Beauty uses a multi-level marketing system to recruit sales distributors, who are called “beautytainers” by the company.Banks held a casting call to find faces for her line, eventually selecting Melody Parra, Monique Hayward, Katy Harvey and Top Model Norge contestant Marita Gomsrud as the cosmetic line’s original beauty models.
One of the girls Charity lost her sister in an ambush in Iraq, during the war.Tyra brings Michelle Mock, the casting director on stage and lets Michelle hand-select three finalists who will be receiving golden tickets to the New York auditions.8 November 2005Special about Tyra's celebrity "Drag Force", a team of drag queens who give makeovers to women and men.Banks quit the series after less than three months to focus on her cosmetics company. Banks has been outspoken on abusive relationships, having been a victim herself.In 2005, when asked about her relationship history, she stated, “I won’t be using a lot of names on the show, but a specific relationship had not just cheating but emotional abuse. In 2009, she opened up about her past relationships when she made a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, hosting alongside Oprah Winfrey. She also had a single on the Life-Size soundtrack called “Be a Star”. In 1998, Banks co-authored a book entitled Tyra’s Beauty, Inside and Out.Tyra announces that for the first time in history, "America's Next Top Model" will be opened to girls who are 5'7 and under.