Who is Tyra Banks? Bio, Age, Net Worth, Wiki, Relationship, Height

Tyra Banks is well-known for hosting America’s Next Top Model and serving as a guest judge on various international editions of Next Top Model. Tyra Banks is a Supermodel and the owner of the “Tyra Beauty” personal cosmetics business.

Childhood and Early Life

Tyra Lynne Banks is more commonly referred to as Banx or Tyra Banks. She was born in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California on December 4, 1973. Carolyn London, a medical photographer, is her mother, and Donald Banks, a computer expert, is her father. She also has an older brother, Devin Banks, who is five years her senior. She will be 49 years old in December 2021.

According to the AncestryDNA test, she is 79% African, 14% British, and 6% Native American. Nonetheless, she is a proud United States of America citizen.

She attended school in Los Angeles, California. She was a student at John Burroughs Middle School. Similarly, in 1991, she graduated from Immaculate Heart High School. Banks also received a diploma from Harvard Business School. She received it for completing the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) in February 2012.

Body Measurements

Tyra Banks stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall and weighs 64 kg. She had Gray eyes that turned Green, as she disclosed in a program. Her natural hair color is also brown. She does, however, occasionally color her hair blonde, pink, and maroon red. According to US standards, her bra size is 34C, shoe size 9, and dress size 6. Her physical dimensions are 37-24-36, and she has a voluptuous figure.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Tyra Banks
Born Date: 04 Dec 1973
Age: 49 years
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Stone: Turquoise
Lucky Color: Orange
Best Match for Marriage: Leo, Aquarius
Gender: Female
Profession: Actress, Producer, Businesswoman, Author, Model, TV personality
Country: USA
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
Marital Status: single
Break Up Erik Asla (2013-2017)
Net Worth $90 million
Salary Annual USD 16,000,000
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Body Size 37-24-36
Birth Place Inglewood, Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education Immaculate Heart High School, Los Angeles; Owner/President Management Program (OPM), Harvard Business School.
Father Donald Banks
Mother Carolyn London
Siblings Devin Banks
Kids York Banks Asla
Facebook Tyra Banks Facebook
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Youtube Tyra Banks Youtube
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Personal Web Tyra Banks Personal Web
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Tyra Banks began her modeling career when she was 15 years old. She was also Victoria’s Secret model from 1997 to 2005. In the 1990s, she appeared in various fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair, to name a few.

She has also walked the runways for world-renowned fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, Calvin Klein, and Armani. She also did commercial modeling for businesses such as Swatch, Versace, Nike, and Pepsi.

She, too, began her acting career in 1993, when she appeared in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She was usually seen as the show’s host. By 2019, she had appeared in over 25 television shows. America’s Next Top Model, American Dreams, The Tyra Banks Show, and FABLife are some of the most popular shows.

Similarly, she made her film debut in 1995 with Higher Earning. She appeared in several films, including Love Stinks, Coyote Ugly, and Halloween: Resurrection. By 2019, she had appeared in over ten films, the most recent of which was Life-size 2 in 2018. Tyra also launched her own cosmetics line, Tyra Beauty, in 2014.

She is also an author and a vocalist on occasion. Her original singles from the early 2000s include Be a Star, K.O.B.E., and Shake Ya Body. She has also appeared in various music videos, including Michael Jackson’s “Black or White,” Lionel Richie’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” and Tina Turner’s “Love Thing”.

In 1998, she co-wrote a book called Beauty, Inside, and Out. She also co-wrote Perfect is Boring with her mother Carolyn. In September 2011, she also wrote and published Modelland, a young adult novel. Her personal experience as a model inspired the book. She also became a guest professor for “Personal Branding” at Stanford University.

Achievements and Net Worth

Tyra Banks was the first African-American woman to grace the cover of GQ, as well as the first woman to feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Similarly, she has been one of the highest-paid models since the early 2000s.

America’s Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show won Teen Choice Awards for two years in a row (2007, 2008) and Daytime Emmy Awards for three years in a row (2007-2009). She was nominated for several more prizes both before and after them.

With her involvement in so many industries, it’s no surprise that she earns $16,000,000. Her net worth is reported to be more than $90 million.

Relationship Status

From 2013 through 2017, Banks was in a romantic relationship with Norwegian photographer Erik Asla. They met on the set of Next Top Model Norway. Erik, on the other hand, is not her spouse; they divorced in 2017.

However, as she explained in an interview with BUILD Series studios, Tyra was unable to have children due to difficulties with in-vitro fertilization (IVF). As a result, the couple welcomed their biological son via surrogacy. In January 2016, they named the child (a son) York Banks Asla. Her son became four years old in January 2019. She was also speculated to be dating after the pair parted in 2017. However, no confirmation of the rumors has been made.

In terms of previous relationships, she dated a number of men over the years. She dated John Utendahl, Giancarlo Marcaccini, Chris Webber, Seal, Will Smith, Tyler Perry, Brian White, and other celebrities.


She created the TZONE program, which focuses on leadership and life skills development. She has even established the Tyra Banks Scholarship, which aims to provide African-American females with the opportunity to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School.

Tyra Banks -Social Media

She is active on several social media networks. She also has a personal webpage. She also has over 6.7 million Instagram followers (@tyrabanks), 14.6 million Twitter followers (@tyrabanks), and 19.6k YouTube subscribers. Similarly, she maintains a separate official website for her cosmetic and beauty products.

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