Diva Database: Tyra Banks

Marchesa – Front Row – Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

The queen of the “smize”—that’s smiling with your eyes for those that don’t know—took supermodel to super mogul in a heartbeat.  Not long after becoming the first black model to make the cover of Sports Illustrated and becoming one of the first Victoria Secret Angels, Tyra created the addictive reality TV show “America’s Next Top Model.” In its 19th cycle and counting in the U.S., the show has gone global with spin-offs from Australia to South Africa. On her Daytime Emmy-winning talk show, “Tyra,” she made up with her model rival Naomi Campbell and told haters to “kiss her fat a–” when she put on a few pounds. You can do that when Time magazine names you one of the most influential people in the world.