Tyra Banks. Who is she Dating? Also, know about her Career, Personal Life and Net Worth
Who is Tyra Banks?
A former supermodel Tyra Lynne Banks, also Victoria Secret's Angel from 1997 to 2005 was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, California, U.S. She has turned her runway success into a multimedia brand and has gained a hell lot of fame as an American Television personality, producer, businesswoman, model, actress, singer, and author respectively. However, it is her genuine personality, rather than her outward beauty, that helped her make into “TIME” magazine's list of most influential people.
Banks' Early life
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Born on December 4, 1973, her father was a computer consultant and her mother was a medical photographer. Her parents separated when she was only six years old, and says that she was too young to be affected negatively by the divorce of her parents. Talking about her education, she joined John Burroughs Middle School and later got into Immaculate Heart High School in LA, and graduated in 1991.
Tyra Banks started her modeling career at the tender age of 15, while she was still in her school days. After being rejected by four modeling agencies, she finally bagged the L.A. Models contract. In the year 1990, she signed a contract with Elite Model Management, following the success to get a chance to model in Europe and eventually moved to Milan. The following year, she became successful to book 25 runway shows as a newcomer in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week.
She was called one of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by the People magazine in 1994. She was the first African-American model, to be highlighted on the covers of 'GQ' magazine in 1996 and the 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue' in 1997. In 1997, she becomes a Victoria's Secret Angel and was presented in Victoria's Secret lingerie list as the first black woman. The same year, she was so-called Supermodel of the Year by VH1.
Banks' Net Worth
As of January 2018, Tyra Banks has an eye-catching net worth of $90 million. Her major source of income has been her twenty-eight years' long modeling career as well as an active member in the industry. From the year 1997 to 2005, she had a sponsorship from the Victoria's Secret and each year, she made the huge earnings of $3 million from the sponsor. From the year 2006, we can clearly see that the earnings of Banks started to rise tremendously. Her earnings from 2006-2009 were $18 million, $18 million, $23 million, and $30 million respectively. However, in the year 2013, her earnings increased to $91 million.
Banks' Awards & Achievements
With her outstanding beauty both inside out, Tyra Banks has been everyone's favorite and has won several awards. Similarly, she has won the Teen Choice Award in Choice TV: Personality twice in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Her talk show helped her win two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in the year 2008 and 2009. She is one of four Afro-American women to be featured on the list of the most influential people by TIME magazine.
Banks' Personal Life
Tyra Banks has been involved in several relationships including director John Singleton, and basketball player Chris Webber. While she prefers to live a low key life when it comes to her private life, we are able to dig up some information about her personal life. She is currently in a relationship with a Norwegian professional photographer, Erik Asla. The couple started dating in the year, 2013. They have welcomed their first son York Banks Asla in 2016. Tyra previously revealed about her infertility and they welcomed their son via surrogate mother. But they slit in 2017 the reason behind it is not yet disclosed. Though they are split they will parent their son, York. Similarly, they will also be working together professionally as Asla is set to shoot for America’s Next Top Model. Nonetheless, we wish Tyra and her family of three all the happiness and luck. The couples are head over heels and there are no rumors of their divorce till date.
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