Monday, February 1, 2010
Known For: her eyes, her body (thanks to Victoria Secret), and (now) her shows
Tyra Banks is one of the most widely known (ex) models to date; known for her career as a Victoria Secret Model and now as a talk show host, on Tyra, and a judge on America's Next Top Model.
She first began by signing with ELITE modeling agency in 1990 and in 1992 had a series of shoots beginning with Harper Bazaar's magazine spread, then ended up on Harper Bazaar Germany's cover , following being put on Elle, Vogue, and other magazines. Later, she dabbed into acting and became spokes person for the Oprah show.
She is mostly known for being the first African-American woman on the cover on Sports Illustrated Magazine in 1997. Also, for having and ending her feud with Naomi Campbell and having her own shows, the Tyra Show and America's Next Top Model.
In recent years, she was honored by BET in 2008, modeled for the Black Issue in Italian Vogue, modeled on V Magazine along side rising supermodel, Sessilie Lopez, and modeled as Michelle Obama in Bazaar Magazine, in 2008 as well.