She was the first black model to appear on the cover of GQ and Sports Illustrated, one of the earliest Victoria’s Secret Angels and the eternal rival of Naomi Campbell but has become a successful show host, entrepreneur and one of those celebrities who are sincerely fighting for women could realize their talents and be happy. Tyra Banks, who turns 45 on Tuesday, December 4, approached this date as a businesswoman, in whose history there were both successful and not so successful projects, a TV presenter, founder of a cosmetics company, owner of a 90 million fortune, and most importantly – the inspirer of women.
California-born Tyra Banks began her modeling career at the age of 15 – in 1990 – and soon found herself in Milan. In 1991, she first took part in Paris Fashion Week – she was offered a job at the 25th show. In the next few years, a dark-skinned American of mixed descent – Tyra Banks, in addition to African-American, also has British and Indian roots – consistently went to the status of a supermodel, speaking at shows of the largest fashion houses in the world: Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, and Givenchy.
It took only one day after the announcement of Dancing With the Stars’ hosts leaving the project for another one to be named and it was Tyra Banks.
In addition, Tyra banks will also executive produce the show.
In the mid-90s, however, Tyra Banks returned to the United States and took up commercial projects, including the Victoria’s Secret Show. It was said that in this way
She tried to avoid running on the catwalk with another black model, Naomi Campbell, who was more experienced and very jealous. Because they were accompanied by clashes behind the scenes.
By the time Tyra Banks appeared in Paris, Naomi Campbell was already used to being the only supermodel of African descent, so she was not at all happy about the appearance of a younger rival. (Tyra is only three years younger than Naomi, but that number mattered at the time.)
“I’m honored to continue Tom’s legacy, he has set such a powerful stage and I will do my best to let it live on.”
For the note, Bergeron has 28 seasons of the show behind his back.
Bergeron announced about him leaving the show in his Twitter. You can read the actual post below.
Tyra Banks has some decent experience in hosting and executive producing reality TV shows: her participation in America’s Next Top Model and America’s Got Talent, her own Emmy nominated talk-show called The Tyra Banks Show. The premiere date of the show is to be announced.
Tyra Banks can be called one of the first leaders of the body positivism movement. In 2011, she said in an interview with Fortune: “I want to broaden the concept of beauty so that more girls feel beautiful watching TV.”
One could say that it is too easy for her to say this because she is a supermodel. However, Tyra Banks was criticized for being too fat – and she had to resist it. In 2017, for one of the programs, she starred in a swimsuit – and addressed to the model, whose figure is an “hourglass” – a dream of any woman – reproaches instantly that she had too full hips.
Tyra Banks responded to the offensive epithets: “I love my mom. She helped me become a strong woman so I could resist such attacks, but if I had lower self-esteem, I would most likely starve myself by now. This is what happens to other women across the country. So I have something to answer to everyone who says nasty things about me or about other women with my forms.”