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Tyra Banks Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Tyra Banks is an American television personality, model, businesswoman, producer, actress, and writer who is considered one of the world’s top-earning models and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. She is also one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly been ranked among the world’s most influential people by Time magazine. The long-running reality television series America’s Next Top Model was created by her in 2003 and she has also been a part of other shows and movies like Halloween: Resurrection, Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Apartment Complex, Larceny, Tropic Thunder, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Shake It Up, Dancing with the Stars, Gossip Girl, New York Undercover, and Soul Food.

Born Name

Tyra Lynne Banks

Nick Name

Ty, Big Buddy, Lady T L B, BBQ

Tyra Banks 2014

Sun Sign

Born Place

Inglewood, California, United States



Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles in the year 1991.

Subsequently, she enrolled herself into Claremont McKenna College, and Loyola Marymount College. But, after she got the chance to go to Europe for modeling, she put her education on hold, when she was 16.

She is a Harvard Business School graduate.


Former Model, Actress, TV Host, Author


  • Father – Donald Banks (Computer Consultant)
  • Mother – Caroline London (later London-Johnson) (NASA Photographer)
  • Siblings – Devin Banks (5 Year Older Brother)


As a model, Banks was signed to these modeling agencies –

  • D’Management Group
  • IMG Models – New York
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She has also been represented by United Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Net Worth

Tyra’s net worth had been $90 million as per



5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Tyra Banks has dated –

Tyra Banks and Rob Evans

  1. Brian White – It was RUMORed that she was romantically involved with actor Brian White in the past.
  2. Rick Fox– There have been RUMORs about Tyra and Canadian-Bahamian former basketball player and businessman Rick Fox’s alleged romance in the past.
  3. Michael Louis Johnson – Banks was RUMORed to be dating Canadian singer Michael in the past.
  4. Rupert Everett – She was RUMORed to be dating English actor Rupert in the past.
  5. Craig Taylor (1990) – In 1990, Tyra started dating Manhattan’s Fordham University’s First Year Law Student, Craig Taylor, who is 6 ft 6 inch high. He is actually her school friend and so they had known each other since their childhood.
  6. John Singleton (1993-1996) – From 1993 to 1996, American film director John Singleton and Tyra were an item. They got introduced via a mutual friend and soon Tyra got her desired break in acting via Higher Learning (1995), which was directed by Singleton.
  7. Will Smith (1993-1994) – American actor Will Smith dated Tyra for a couple of months between 1993 and 1994.
  8. Seal (1996) – English musician Seal dated Tyra briefly in 1996. In this short-lived relationship, the couple appeared publicly only once, and that was during the Essence Awards. They finally broke in October 1996.
  9. Teresa Weatherspoon (1999) – In September 1999, she had a fling with Teresa Weatherspoon, a professional basketball coach and former player.
  10. Chris Webber (2001-2004) – Basketball player Chris Webber and Tyra Banks were romantically linked from December 2011 until September 2004. During these two and a half years, Tyra was frequently seen at Sacramento Kings games. The RUMORs of their engagement also hit the internet but everything cooled down, once the couple separated in 2004.
  11. Hype Williams (2002) – In 2002, Banks was RUMORed to be an item with the Honduran film director.
  12. Giancarlo Marcaccini (2005-2006) – Basketball player from Italy, Giancarlo Marcaccini dated Banks from 2005 to 2006.
  13. Tyler Perry (2006) – Actor Tyler Perry was RUMORed to be dating Tyra after they were pictured together on multiple occasions in 2006. They termed their relationship as just a friendship.
  14. John Utendahl (2007-2011) – American investment banker, John Utendahl dated this supermodel from 2007 to 2011. During these 4 years, they worked hard to keep their relationship secret. Whenever Tyra was interviewed, she refused to comment on it and John was never ever interviewed during this period.
  15. Rob Evans (2012) – RUMOR
  16. Drake (Aubrey Graham) (2012) – In May 2012, she had an encounter with Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur Drake.
  17. Erik Asla (2013) – Norwegian fashion photographer, Erik Asla dated Tyra Banks in 2013. On January 27, 2016, Tyra gave birth to her son York Banks-Asla via surrogacy.
  18. Keith Carlos (2014) – For about a month, from January 2014 to February 2014, Tyra was romantically linked with fellow model, Keith Carlos. He is about 14 years her junior.
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Race / Ethnicity

Tyra Banks is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Tyra is naturally brunette (brown colored hair).