Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American
television personality, television producer, author, actress and
former model. She first became famous as a model,
appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Issue and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels.
Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America's Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and was the host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.