A Feature on Tyra Banks by Fashion Blogger Clarissa Matiba
For my latest blog piece, I have decided to do a small feature on one of my favourite characters within the fashion world: supermodel and idol Tyra Banks! Born in Inglewood, California, she is a green-eyed beauty well-known in the Fashion Industry.
She kick started her modelling career at the young age of 17, despite facing rejection from a number of modelling agencies. After a few attempts, she ended up being signed to Elite model management – one of the world’s largest modelling agencies!
Tyra has strutted her stuff on catwalks all over the world including major fashion capitals such as New York, London, Tokyo, Paris and Milan. She was the first African-American woman to be in the Victoria Secret catalogues and she was one of the original Victoria Secret models!
Her biggest breakthrough came when she has appeared in several episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air alongside Hollywood superstar Will smith. Now she is not only the creator and host of America’s Next Top Model and co-founder of True Beauty, Banks is also the host of her talk show ‘The Tyra Banks Talk Show’. She also starred in movies such as Life size, Higher learning and Hannah Montana: The Movie.
She is an author with two books under her belt she also has a website called typeF.com which helps women acknowledge their own beauty with endless fashion tips and techniques. She has accomplished a lot in her career and she continues to inspire many women across the globe.
Tyra Banks is such an influential figure for me and her successful career really motivates me to continue my pursuit to make it in the fashion industry. I hope you have enjoyed my latest post and wish that you may gain as much inspiration from this incredible woman as I have.