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"Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?"

Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973 in Inglewood, California) 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.


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