Tyra Banks Overview

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Born: December 04, 1973

This California beauty, who was made famous as a cover girl model, grew up in Los Angeles. It was in her mid-teens that she decided to become a model. Turned down by four modeling agencies because they thought she wasn't photogenic, Banks was eventually signed with the Elite agency at age 17. She moved to Paris, France to model Ralph Lauren and Chanel for a year before returning to the States and becoming a super model. By the 90s she began her film career, first landing small roles for TV such... See All

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