Tyra Banks Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


20th January 2016

Fact: Supermodel-turned-TV host Tyra Banks' new U.S. talk show FABLife has been canceled after one season. The news comes a month after the former Victoria's Secret beauty departed from her hosting gig on the show to focus on her cosmetics line. Banks presented the programme alongside John Legend's pregnant wife, Chrissy Teigen, fashion editor Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and YouTube star Leah Ashley in September (15).


15th October 2015

Fact: Supermodel-turned-TV personality Tyra Banks took over the role of a doll come to life from Daryl Hannah in the hit Disney TV movie Life Size. Producers originally approached the Splash star with the part, and when she turned it down, Tyra's manager pushed executives to cast her instead. Tyra ended up starring alongside a young Lindsay Lohan in Life Size, and a sequel to the 2000 film is currently in the works.


15th September 2015

Fact: Chrissy Teigen ended the premiere episode of her and Tyra Banks' new U.S. talk show FABLife drenched in wine after using her designer white dress to show viewers how to remove red wine mishaps from clothing. The pair played up rumours of a feud by having the retired runway stunner tip a full glass of red all over John Legend's wife's outfit, as Teigen dropped her jaw in mock horror. They then revealed it was all part of their 'Quack or Hack' segment, in which they used white wine to prevent the spill from staining. Banks subsequently poured a whole bottle of white over Teigen as she struck "sexy" poses and laughed off the "wine shower". The show debuted on Monday (14Sep15).


9th April 2015

Quote: "I'm really excited because I like to shake things up. I think being silly is so fun... I'm excited to attempt an intro where people go, 'Has she lost her mind?' and then for them to go, 'You know, she did lose her mind, and I enjoyed every minute of that craziness'." Model-turned-TV mogul Tyra Banks is looking forward to hosting the Daytime Emmy Awards on 26 April (15).


21st August 2014

Quote: "It is amazing. There is going to be a team of hosts with me that specialise in different sectors of lifestyle from beauty to fashion to home; I'm gonna be leading up the beauty, make-up and business... and showing women across this country how they can be the Ceo of their own lives, and be their own bosses... It's coming out next year." Tyra Banks confirms reports she's heading back to talk show Tv to co-host a new series with Nicole Richie and Chrissy Teigen.


7th August 2014

Quote: "I don't drink. You don't have to be high to be crazy." Model/Tv personality Tyra Banks insists her offbeat antics are not fuelled by alcohol.


6th August 2014

Quote: "I have been asked to do a reunion many years ago... I don't know if I would, but whenever I see them, I feel like we have a connection, these Angels, because we're like the... original Angels... And, the president of Victoria's Secret promised me a lifetime supply of Victoria's Secret products, even after I decided to leave the company. But once I left, he only let me have it for a year. So I have a bone to pick." Retired model Tyra Banks considers a return to the catwalk for lingerie firm Victoria's Secret.


16th October 2013

Quote: "He's saying I never called him back after we went to Disneyland, I don't know why he's saying that. Maybe I didn't... He's much younger than me." Tyra Banks on her Disneyland date with rap star Drake.


16th October 2013

Quote: "I will have children whether they come outta me or come to me... I have to be a momma... I've been wanting to do that (adopt) since before it was cool, since I was nine years old." Former model Tyra Banks on her dreams of motherhood.


15th October 2013

Quote: "I love doing make-up. I used to do my own make-up at fashion shows and girls would line-up, like Heidi Klum would line-up: 'Tyra, do my eyelashes; do my blush like you...' I used to do a lot of the top girls." Tyra Banks was always busy behind the scenes at fashion shows when she was a top model.


10th September 2012

Fact: Actors Will Ferrell, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, Lmao's Redfoo, supermodel Tyra Banks and actress Minka Kelly were all in the audience at the U.S. Open Women's Final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams. Williams won the title 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.


4th September 2012

Quote: "I go to Disneyland very often. Sometimes I go in disguise so I can just chill and not be bothered." Tyra Banks is a big fan of the Happiest Place on Earth.


5th December 2011

Quote: "I have this new apartment I built in New York and in the bathroom, I put all these mirrors everywhere. (I was telling the decorators,) 'Oh, put one there! Put one over there. It will make it (the room) look bigger.' But I see my a** and the dimples in my a** everytime I'm brushing my teeth." Insecure supermodel Tyra Banks regrets decorating her New York City pad with so many mirrors.


15th September 2011

Quote: "When I was told I could finally do high fashion... my agent in Paris said that if I had a forehead that was small that I would only be able to do catalogue - because I would look too safe. She said that my high forehead made me look kinda like an alien. It was a compliment." Tyra Banks on how her unique look helped her become a catwalk star.


24th August 2011

Quote: "I was a bully! I was the head of the clique in elementary school and would tell girls, 'We don't want you to be in our clique!' My brother used to bully me at home, because I was my dad's favourite. I thought I got my power back by bullying at school. It's a cycle." Supermodel Tyra Banks on her mean-girl attitude as a child.


2nd May 2011

Tweet: "My brother has been a U.S. soldier for over 20 years. Today I salute him and all of our brave, selfless military women and men." Former supermodel Tyra Banks pays tribute to her soldier brother following the news of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden's death.


11th March 2011

Fact: Retired supermodel Tyra Banks is studying at Harvard Business School.


28th February 2011

Tweet: "Ok, confession time. Who else has a crush on Jesse Eisenberg? Yeah, I said it. He's got that special somethin'..." Tyra Banks has her eye on THE SOCIAL NETWORK star.


19th February 2010

Quote: "She's huge. She's a big woman. I used to think she was a man. I used to look at her and think, 'Something isn't right here.'" Janice Dickinson takes another swipe at her former AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL host Tyra Banks, who allegedly sacked her from the show after DICkinson labelled her "fat".


11th February 2010

Tweet: "RIP Alexander MCQueen. so so sad. such a huge loss. He was one of my favorite designers. He will be missed." Supermodel Tyra Banks pays tribute to the celebrated British fashion designer, who was found dead at his London home on Thursday (11Feb10).


12th December 2009

Quote: "I was on the Tyra show and the whole time she kept calling me 'Gabourney', like 'Sigourney' (Weaver), and I was too shy to say, 'It's actually Gabourey', but whatever!" PRECIOUS star Gabourey Sidibe didn't want to correct supermodel-turned-talk show host Tyra Banks' pronunciation of her unique name.


25th September 2009

Fact: Eddie Murphy's 19-year-old daughter BRIA, with ex-wife Nicole Murphy, has made it to the final fashion show for the latest season of Tyra Banks' hit reality show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL.


23rd September 2009

Quote: "If I tried, I would fail. She is like the Godmama. There will never be another." Tyra Banks is in awe of media mogul Oprah Winfrey.


8th September 2009

Fact: Tyra Banks is launching her own online fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine on her official website.


1st August 2009

Fact: Tyra Banks is set to join the cast of hit U.S. show GOSSIP GIRL. The AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL judge will appear as a famous movie star in an episode of the forthcoming season, due to air in America in October (09).


7th May 2009

Quote: "I'm a big fan of Tyra's! She is sexy. I mean, I don't really get obsessed with anyone, but Tyra is definitely hot." OBSESSED actor Idris Elba confesses his crush on supermodel-turned-TV host Tyra Banks.


6th May 2009

Quote: "Sometimes I'll be on an airplane and even the flight attendants will walk up and down the aisles - runway walking." AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL host Tyra Banks finds herself at the mercy of model wannabees desperate to audition for the show wherever she travels.


7th October 2008

Fact: Supermodel-turned-TV personality Tyra Banks has given Miley Cyrus a framed photo of herself at 16 as a 16th birthday gift.


4th August 2008

Fact: Model-turned-talk show host Tyra Banks is being given a makeover to look like potential first lady MICHELLE OBAMA for the cover of September's (08) issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.


2nd July 2008

Fact: Retired supermodel Tyra Banks has been immortalised in wax at the Washington, D.C. branch of Madame Tussauds.


22nd June 2008

Fact: Supermodel-turned-talk show host Tyra Banks is sporting a new blonde look. The usually dark-haired beauty debuted her new hairdo at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Friday (20Jun08).


13th April 2008

Quote: "That was really harsh. TYRA is beautiful and they distorted her photos. There she is, on vacation, and someone is sticking a camera up her rear. Anyone photographed that way would be mortified!" Niki Taylor was appalled by tabloid photos of fellow model and pal Tyra Banks, which made her look like she'd piled on the pounds.


14th March 2008

Quote: "I know your dad was a professional football player, but just some advice: 'Stay away from those professional basketball players.'" Retired supermodel Tyra Banks has a subtle dig at her ex, CHHRIS WEBBER, while offering romance advice to her teenage talk show guest, singer JORDIN SPARKS.


11th February 2008

Quote: "She's the godmomma. There's no reason why I would be jealous of her." Tyra Banks on talk show rival Oprah Winfrey - seconds before a lie detector test proved she is jealous of the TV matriarch.


14th October 2007

Quote: "I feel like you have this sex appeal that is like tomboy and sexy, where men wanna do you, but if women had a (lesbian) fantasy and they had to choose one person, you're like the black Angelina Jolie." Model-turned-talk show host Tyra Banks embarrasses guest Ciara.


25th September 2007

Fact: Model-turned-TV talkshow host Tyra Banks has presented pal Rihanna with a pair of diamond-effect crutches to help the UMBRELLA singer hobble around with an injured foot.


28th February 2007

Fact: Tyra Banks has commissioned supermodel-turned-interior designer Cindy Crawford to design a room in her new Hollywood home.


12th February 2007

Quote: "I hate my skinny calves. When I do photoshoots, we retouch my calves to make them bigger... because the thigh is thick and then there's no calf." Retired model Tyra Banks on the body part she hates.


8th January 2007

Fact: Rapper Nas' new album HIP HOP IS DEAD features one track that was produced by basketball star Chris Webber, a former boyfriend of retired model Tyra Banks.


28th November 2006

Fact: Tyra Banks, Samuel L Jackson, Tenacious D and US TV stars Patrick Dempsey and Matthew Fox appeared in a new ad for sports channel ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL last night (27NOV06).


23rd November 2006

Quote: "A lot of models retire and they'll, like, marry a rich man... and I'm like, 'That is like death to me.'" Ex-model Tyra Banks pours scorn on other catwalk stars who wed wealth.


14th November 2006

Fact: Retired supermodel Tyra Banks spent five hours in the make-up chair transforming herself into rapper Chingy's pal UNCLE D for a female-to-male episode of her hit US talk show TYRA.


31st October 2006

Quote: "I used to have this high-pitched thing because my voice is naturally nasal... I started taking voice lessons to lower my register. I would do these exercises to lover my voice." Former supermodel Tyra Banks on perfecting her voice for her new TV talk show.


28th August 2006

Quote: "Everybody's like, 'Tyra, you look so calm and cool and collected. I was like, 'If you could see underneath this dress, it looks like I just come off of a waterpark ride." Tyra Banks didn't feel comfortable in soaring 100-degree temperatures outside the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday (27AUG06).


28th August 2006

Quote: "It breathes as much as a dress can breathe in 90-degree weather. I have been relying on these little fans everyone has on the carpet and blotting myself every 45 seconds." Tyra Banks suffered in the name of fashion while wearing a $55,000 (GBP31,000) GEORGES CHAKRA gown.


22nd November 2005

Fact: <p>Tyra Banks' final catwalk show at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show earlier this month (NOV05) was the first time the supermodel's father had seen her on the catwalk modelling for the lingerie firm. </p>


16th November 2005

Fact: <p>Tyra Banks insisted there was no audience for her TV chat with longtime supermodel rival Naomi Campbell because she admits, "I couldn't have done this in front of people." The hour-long interview airs on Banks' talk show on Friday (18NOV05). </p>


6th November 2005

Quote: <p>"It kind of upsets me a little bit when models say, 'I don't believe in plastic surgery. I was born like this and my mom made me perfectly.' Bitch, you hit the genetic lottery.'" Supermodel Tyra Banks hates her peers who lie about their cosmetic surgery enhancements. </p>


28th October 2005

Fact: <p>Tyra Banks is set to shock fans of her new talk show on Monday (31OCT05) when she dresses up as socialite Paris Hilton to celebrate Hallowe'en. </p>


25th October 2005

Fact: <p>Supermodel Tyra Banks has seen the original WILLY WONKA + THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY more than 30 times. </p>


14th October 2005

Fact: <p>Supermodel Tyra Banks' attempt at talk show hosting is proving to be a hit in America - ratings for THE TYRA BANKS SHOW have increased 36 per cent since the show's launch last month (SEP05). </p>


20th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm the first one to admit that my body isn't perfect. I love my curves. Starving myself? So not my thing!" Supermodel Tyra Banks loves to eat. </p>


13th September 2005

Fact: <p>Jennifer Lopez's former manager, Benny Medina, is the executive producer of supermodel Tyra Banks' new talk show. </p>


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