Who is Tyra Banks?
Tyra Lynne Banks was born on December4, 1973 is an American model, media personality, actress, occasional singer and businesswoman. She first became famous as a model in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo and New York. However, television appearances were her commercial breakthrough. Tyra Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America's Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.
.....Her Early Life
Tyra Banks was born in Inglewood, California, the daugther of Carolyn, a fashion manager and NASA photographer, and Donald Banks, a computer consultant. The couple divorced in 1980, when Banks was 6 years old. However, the relationship between her parents,her brother Devin Banks who was born in 1968 and herself stayed friendly. Tyra Banks attented John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
.....Tyra Banks Now
Currently, Tyra Banks can be seen on television as the
hostess, judge and executive producer of The CW Television Show America's Next Top Model. In addition, she hosts The Tyra Banks Show, a daytime talk show aimed at younger women, which premiered on September 12, 2005.
As a top model, she has also done extensive print and runway work for fashion advertising agents, such as Anna Sui, Coors Light, CoverGirl, Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Cynthia Rowley, Chanel, Christian Dior, Victoria's Secret and Yves Saint Laurent.
What Has Tyra Banks Done?
In 1999, Tyra Banks established the TZONE program, which aimed at leadership and life skills development. The program was created for the primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area, and involves sending teens to a week-long overnight camp outside of LA, where Tyra personally lived among and bonded with the campers.
In 2005, TZONE transformed from a camp into a public cajrity, the Tyra Banks TZONE Foundation, with a mission which honours TZONE's camp origins, and seeks to create a larger 'SisterHood' among girls and young women. It makes grants to grassroot organizations and supports organizations that serve women and girls age 13-35.
Tyra Banks has also helped in the Yele Haiti Foundation. It uses music, sports and the media to reinforce projects that are making a difference in education, health, environment and community development. The objective of Yele Haiti Foundation is to restore pride and a reason to hope, hence for the whole country to regain the deep spirit and strength that is part of our heritage. Some others celebrities who helped were Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and lots more.
Last but not least, Tyra Banks helped in the Dream Foundation. The Dream Foundation helps to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families battling terminal illness. George Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Jon Bon Jovi and Cindy Crawford also lend a hand in this foundation.
We chose Tyra Banks because she has come a long way since her childhood. She has done
miraculous things that no one could have ever imagine in just 38 years of her life. Tyra inspires us very much. She made us realize that we still can do things beyond our wildest imagination in a short period of time.
Her parents getting a divorce when she was really young did not stop her from being successful today. Normally people would just give but she did not. People would think that once bad luck strikes once it will strike again the second ,third, fourth and maybe even the fifth time. However, that did not stop her from becoming who she is today. Tyra Banks inspires many young people out there just like how she has inspired and motivated us.
Besides that, she is also ver pretty and we love watching her shows, especially America's Next Top Model (ANTM). She proved to people out there that even women can be successful.....
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