"As a model, you're so used to taking your clothes off that you just don't care."
Full name: Tyra Lynne Banks
DOB: December 4, 1973
Place of birth: Inglewood, California, USA
Occupation: Actress, Television presenter, Model
Tyra Banks facts
Tyra earned $23 million in 2008 alone.
She played Will Smith's girlfriend - Jackie Ames - in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
She hosts one of the world's most popular reality TV shows, America's Next Top Model which has recorded thirteen series.
She's appeared in videos for Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and George Michael.
Why we love Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks has modelled all over the world for almost every retail/commercial brand from Yves Saint Laurent to McDonalds. The media mogul officially retired from modelling when she stormed her last Victoria's Secret Catwalk show in 2005.
Tyra caused controversy during her modelling career for being the first African American to grace the cover of GQ and Sports Illustrated, as well as being a high fashion model with a distinctively large chest, which is rumoured to be surgically enhanced. It isn't and she proved this by taking off her bra, live on The Tyra Banks show.
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