Tyra Banks is a model and mogul who has taken the art of multitasking to the next level. She started her modeling career at the age of 16 and has since walked the runways for all the top fashion houses including YSL, Chanel, Donna Karan and Dior. Tyra has also graced the covers of leading fashion magazines and was the first black American model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
In 1993, she made her acting debut in “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”. After a few smaller acting roles, her next foray was into reality television, and she has never looked back. Tyra has produced and hosted her flagship reality show, “America’s Next Top Model” since 2003. She took a one-season hiatus from the show last year but is now back on our television screens. She has also won two Daytime Emmys for her talk show,“The Tyra Banks Show“, and hosted “FABLife”, a makeover series.
Tyra has been the face of brands like Victoria’s Secret and CoverGirl, bringing their advertising campaigns to life with her looks and charisma. She has also been featured on People magazine’s list of the 50 Most Beautiful People several times.
This supermodel turned television host is the CEO of her eponymous makeup line, Tyra Beauty which was launched in 2014. In 2017, she took over as host of the hit TV series, “America’s Got Talent”.
Tyra has also authored a number of books, the most recent of which she co-wrote with her mother who she credits as her greatest teacher. She also teaches classes at Stanford University on personal branding. With an unbelievable zest for life, Tyra’s constantly looking for new ways to reach her audience and make a positive impact on them.
She has always been an outspoken advocate for many worthy causes and continues to inspire us by living her best life. Here are 21 killer quotes by Tyra Banks to bring out your inner #GirlBoss.
Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that’s positive and celebrate that!
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.
Global warming will threaten our crops, so natural food will be scarce. Hourglass, curvy bodies will be the aspirational beauty standard, representing that those women have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent.
Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I’d practice in front of the mirror and I’d ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.
Believe it or not, I don’t wake up looking like a supermodel.
Moms, you are the first and most influential role model in your girl’s life. Use that power.
I’m competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.
Black women don’t have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.
Don’t save bold lashes and red lips for nighttime – do it in the day!
I don’t think me walking away from modeling was scary for me. In hindsight, I think it was very risky, when you talk about risk. Because it paid the bills.
I have a lot of success and make a good living, but after while, you start going ‘Why? Why are you doing all this?’
I really want to leave something behind that means something when I’m no longer here.
Sometimes you gotta leave when you’re on top.
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