- Has an older brother named Devin.
- CEO of her own company TYInc.
- Dated John Singleton.
- Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by people magazine.(1994)
- In 1994, she started the Tyra Banks Scholarship.
- Professional model.
- Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the most beautiful people in the world. 
- First African American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition
- Is a "Youth Correspondent" for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986), and there is speculation that Oprah Winfrey is training Tyra to eventually take over the show (as of February 2000).
- Took Second Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." 
- Measurements: 34C-23 1/2-35 1/2. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Size 9 shoe. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Does not drink alcohol.
- Dated Sacramento Kings player Chris Webber for over three years
- Started a singing career with the song "Shake Ya Body", introduced on her show "America's Next Top Model" (2003).
- Ranked 54 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
- Claims that her career was difficult in part because of a rivalry with another black top model, Naomi Campbell. Banks has said that Campbell, who was more famous, would get her thrown off of fashion shows.
- Paid $30,000 of her own money to finance the music video for her song "Shake Ya Body," which appeared on her show "America's Next Top Model" (2003).
- Created TZONE, a leadership and life skills development program for primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area. As of 2005, more than 240 girls have gone through the program.
- Was accepted at UCLA and USC.
- Signed with Elite Model Management her senior year of high school.
- Her mother, Carolyn London, is a professional photographer, and worked as her manager.
- Grew up in Inglewood, California.
- Her friends used to call her "The Black Widow" because she used to break up with men she was dating before they would break up with her.
- Her mother Carolyn London is her best friend.
- Her brother Devin's ex-wife and children appeared on an episode of "America's Next Top Model" (2003) when the models are in Japan.
- When she was eleven, she grew four inches and lost 30 pounds.
- Her older brother Devin who tormented her as a child. As adults, the two are friends.
- Her parents, Carolyn London and Don Banks, divorced when she was six years old.
- Is allergic to dogs.
- In 2005, she revealed on "The Tyra Banks Show" (2005) that her measurements are 34-28-40.
- She & Naomi Campbell reconciled on her talk show, "The Tyra Banks Show" (2005) (November 2005).
- Received the Michael Award for "Supermodel of the Year."
- Was named "Woman of the Year" for 2000 by Sports Illustrated.
- Served as maid of honor at the wedding of best friend Kimora Lee to Russell Simmons
- Her first name is an old Danish name, originally from the vikings.
- Godmother of Kimora Lee's and Russell Simmons's daughter Aoki
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