(b. 1970) is an African-American supermodel, Actress
, TV talk show host, Author
(Tyra Banks Basic Face
, and Modelland
), and TV producer from Inglewood, California
. She first became famous for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue, where, in 1997, she became the first African-American model to appear solo on the cover.note
She also created the Reality Show America's Next Top Model
. She also has branched out into acting, with roles in such films as Higher Learning
, Coyote Ugly
and Halloween: Resurrection
As usual, you can find the basics about her life and career at The Other Wiki
The following FIERCE tropes are associated with Ms. Tyra Banks.
- Arch-Enemy: For a time, Naomi Campbell, although it wasn't so much hatred as fear on Tyra's part. They eventually resolved any issues they had between each other.
- As Herself: On the Just Shoot Me! episodes "Nina Sees Red Pt.1" and "Nina Sees Red Pt. 2," and cameos in the films Mr Woodcock, Tropic Thunder and Hannah Montana: The Movie.
- Black Boss Lady
- Eccentric Mentor
- The Eponymous Show: The Tyra Banks Show.
- Expository Hairstyle Change
- Fan of Underdog
- Fashion Show: Well, duh.
- Large Ham
- Lead You Can Relate To
- Made-for-TV Movie: 2000's ABC Family fantasy/comedy Life Size, where she played a fashion doll that had magically come to life.
- Ms. Fanservice: She was a model, it's part of the job.
- Godiva Hair: She's done this in a variety of photo shoots.
- Lingerie Scene: In fashion shows, and Season 2, Episode 45 of The Tyra Banks Show was titled "Panty Party."
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: Various photo shoots, particularly for Sports Illustrated.
- Real Women Have Curves
- Reality Show: America's Next Top Model
- Start My Own: Two reality shows (the other was the less-successful True Beauty) and a philanthropic organization called TZONE.
- Vanity Plate: A bank vault, for her company Bankable Productions.