Tyra Banks Height – How tall is Tyra Banks?
Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973), also known as BanX, is an American television personality, model, businesswoman, producer, actress, and writer. Tyra Banks height is 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm (1.78 m).
|Tyra Banks Wiki & Biography|
|Known As||December 4, 1973|
|Profession||Television personality, model, businesswoman, producer, actress, writer, singer|
|Date of Birth||December 4, 1973|
|Birthplace||Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|Height, Weight & Body Measurements|
|Height in Centimeters||178 cm|
|Height in meters||1.78 m|
|Height in Inches||5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight in Kilograms||55 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||121 lbs|
|Body Measurements||34-25-37 inches or 86.3-63.5-93.9 cm.|
|Family and Relatives|
|Education and School, College|
|School||John Burroughs Middle School|
Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles
|College/ University||University of Southern California|
|Net Worth||$90 million|
Early Life and Family
Tyra Lynne Banks was born in Inglewood, California, on December 4, 1973. Her mother, Carolyn London (now London-Johnson), is a medical photographer, and her father, Donald Banks, is a computer consultant. She has a brother, Devin, who is five years older. In 1979, when Banks was six years old, her parents divorced.
Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School, and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. Banks has said that while growing up, she was teased for her appearance and considered an “ugly duckling”; when Banks was 11 years old, she grew three inches and lost 30 pounds in three months. On America’s Next Top Model, Banks discussed the results of an Ancestry.com genealogical DNA test that gave her “79% African, 14% British, and 6% Native American” results. In an interview, she added that she is also “1% Finnish”, saying: “I’m 14% British, 6% Native American, 1% Finnish, and all the rest African.”
When Banks was 15 years old, she started modeling while attending school in Los Angeles. She was rejected by four modeling agencies before she was signed by L.A. Models. She switched to Elite Model Management at age 16. When she got the opportunity to model in Europe, she moved to Milan. In her first runway season, she booked 25 shows in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week. Banks appeared in editorials for American, Italian, French, and Spanish Vogue; American, French, German, and Spanish Elle; American, German, and Malaysian Harper’s Bazaar; V; W and Vanity Fair.
She appeared on the covers of magazines such as Elle; Harper’s Bazaar; Spanish Vogue; Cosmopolitan; Seventeen and Teen Vogue. She walked in fashion shows for Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Herve Leger, Valentino, Fendi, Isaac Mizrahi, Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, Michael Kors and others. She appeared in advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Halston, H&M, XOXO, Swatch, Versace, Christian Lacroix, Victoria’s Secret, Got Milk?, Pepsi and Nike. In 1993, Banks signed a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, launching advertising campaigns for the cosmetics company. She was one of only a few Black models to achieve Supermodel status. In the mid-1990s, Banks returned to America to do more commercial modeling.
Banks was the first woman on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the first African-American woman on the cover of GQ. In 1997, she received the VH1 award for “Supermodel of the Year”. That year, she was the first African American chosen for the cover of the Victoria’s Secret catalog, and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. In 2010, Banks re-signed with her former modeling agency IMG Models. Banks is now a contributor of the Vogue Italia website. In 2013, Banks transformed herself into 15 supermodels, in collaboration with fashion photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth.
In 2019, Banks came out of her modeling retirement to pose for one of the three 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers; the other cover models being Camille Kostek and Alex Morgan. It marked her third cover for the publication, 22 years after her first. She also announced that she will now go by the modeling name BanX.
Television and film career
Banks’s television career began on the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which she played lead character Will Smith’s old friend Jackie Ames. She made seven appearances in the series. Other TV credits include Felicity, All That, MADtv, Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘n Out (in which she was featured as a special guest host and team captain) and The Price Is Right (guest-starring as a “Barker’s Beauty”). She also appeared as a guest in the animated talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast in an episode entitled “Chinatown”.
Banks started her production company, “Ty Ty Baby Productions” — soon afterward changed to Bankable Productions — which produced The Tyra Banks Show, America’s Next Top Model and the 2008 movie The Clique. Banks is the executive producer and former presenter and judge of America’s Next Top Model. In addition, she hosted The Tyra Banks Show, a daytime talk show aimed at younger women, which premiered on September 12, 2005, and ran until May 28, 2010. In 2008, Banks won the Daytime Emmy Award for her work and production on The Tyra Banks Show, and won for the second time in a row for outstanding, informative talkshow in 2009.
Banks’s first big screen role came in 1994, when she co-starred in the drama Higher Learning. She then co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in the Disney film Life-Size, playing a doll named Eve who comes to life. Other films she has starred in include Love Stinks (1999), Love & Basketball (2000), Coyote Ugly (2000), Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009). Banks appeared in the fourth episode of the third season of Gossip Girl playing Ursula Nyquist, a larger-than-life actress. She also appeared on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up as a school librarian.
In 2012, Deadline Hollywood reported that Banks would co-create and produce an ABC comedy series based on her teenage years titled Fivehead. In 2015, Banks starred in the round table lineup talk show FABLife alongside model Chrissy Teigen, fashion stylist Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk, and YouTube personality Leah Ashley. Banks quit the series after less than three months to focus on her cosmetics company. In 2018, Banks returned to acting for her starring role in Life-Size 2, which premiered on Freeform on December 2. Banks will also star and executive produce Beauty, a documentary series for Quibi. In 2018, she signed a deal with Universal Television.
In July 2020, it was announced that Banks would be the new host of Dancing with the Stars. In August 2020, Banks signed a deal with ABC Signature.
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. In March 2011, Banks launched her fashion and beauty website called “typeF.com”, which she co-created with Demand Media. In 2015, she launched “tyra.com”, an interactive cosmetic e-commerce site.
Banks has appeared in several music videos, including Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”, Mobb Deep’s “Trife Life”, Tina Turner’s “Love Thing”, George Michael’s “Too Funky” (with models Linda Evangelista, Estelle Lefébure, Emma Sjoberg and Nadja Auermann) and Lionel Richie’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You”. In 2004, she recorded her first single, “Shake Ya Body”, which had a music video featuring contestants from cycle 2 of America’s Next Top Model. The video premiered on UPN. Banks released a single with NBA player Kobe Bryant, entitled “K.O.B.E.”, which was performed on NBA TV. She also had a single on the Life-Size (2000) soundtrack called “Be a Star”.
Banks recorded a song with musician Todrick Hall for his 2021 album Femuline, entitled “Fashón”.
In 1998, Banks co-authored a book entitled Tyra’s Beauty, Inside and Out. She announced in May 2010 that she would be writing a novel, titled Modelland, loosely based on her own modelling experience. It was published in September 2011, intended to be the first of a planned three-part series; Modelland topped The New York Times Best Seller list in October 2011. In 2018, Banks and her mother, Carolyn London, co-authored a book entitled “Perfect is Boring”.
In August 2016, Banks accepted a position as a personal branding guest lecturer at Stanford University.
Tyra Banks Net Worth
As of 2022, Tyra Banks’ net worth is estimated to be $90 million.
Banks dated Norwegian photographer Erik Asla during the 2010s, and in January 2016 they had a biological son born via surrogacy. Banks has stated that she tends to avoid drinking and has never used other recreational drugs.
Banks has spoken out about abusive relationships in her past. 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. It was really bad, but that made me strong.” In 2009, she opened up about her past relationships when she made a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, hosting alongside Oprah Winfrey. The episode was dedicated to dating violence in response to the assault of Rihanna by Chris Brown.