As a model, she had the following restrictions: - No Frontal Nudity - No Birds - No Cats - No Fish - No Cigarettes - No Alcohol.
As of February 2007, cites "Heroes" (2006/II) as her favorite TV show, and her favorite Heroes character as Hiro, played by Masi Oka.
Says her favorite cycle of "America's Next Top Model" (2003) is Cycle 1, because the girls did not know what to expect.
Chosen by FTC Publications Class-Elite Magazine (USA) as "The Role Model for Models" .
She was raised in Inglewood, California with her brother Devin, and attended Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girl, independent Catholic private school in Los Angeles.
One of only two people to ever receive the editor's copy of the FTC Publications International Model's Guide. The other was Naomi Campbell.
Wore braces for two and a half years to straighten her teeth.
While a high school student, Tyra applied to five colleges with the intention of majoring in film and television production.
Within Banks' first week in Paris, other designers were so entranced by her presence on the runway that she was booked for an unprecedented 25 shows--a record in the business for a newcomer.
Attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, California, a popular Catholic girls' school, where she claims that her classmates made fun of her because of her height and weight.
One of only four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $18 million.
Until season 4 of America's Next Top Model, she would spend an hour with every girl who got kicked off the show talking with them in private. The producers asked her to stop this.
She is of Native American descent and has been an advocate against racism in Hollywood.
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself. You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.
Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic, erotic women. Why can't we be the sexy All-American girl next door?
Believe it or not, I just really know how to pose well. It took me five years to learn what my best angles are.
[On Adrianne Curry's complaints that she did not receive what was promised her as the winner of "America's Next Top Model" (2003).] I have an invested interest in all the girls. I take Adrianne's struggles to bed with me at night. Adrianne's problem was that she went to Europe to try to make it and nobody knew who she was there. So it was like starting over. But after a girl leaves the show it's really up to her to be aggressive and try to succeed.
I'm a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's OK if there are flaws here and there.
I took guitar before ... well for two months but I remember nothing. My fingers used to hurt really bad when I played guitar. I stopped because of it.
[About Barack Obama, who was in running for President in 2008]: When Barack won the nomination, I just started bawling. I started calling all these people, and everybody was talking to me like I was crazy. They're like, 'Well, he hasn't won yet,' but I'm like, 'Yes, he has because he's gotten this far.'
[About her longtime struggled with chronic stomach aches]: I would get major attacks. I would be in bed for days, it was so painful.
[On watching "Sex and the City" (1998), while exercising]: I got rid of one of my couches in my living room and I watched Sex and The City episodes on the treadmill or the elliptical, so Sex and the City lasts 30 minutes - that's how long I'm on the elliptical.
[On re-evaluating her eating habits by keeping a food diary]: I switched up my unhealthy eating habits for healthier eating habits, and I haven't had a tummy attack since December '08.
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