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Birth Name: Tyra Banks
Born: 12/04/1973
Birth Place: Inglewood, California, USA

Born Tyra Lynne Banks on Dec. 4, 1973, Banks was raised in middle class Inglewood, CA, the daughter of a photographer and a computer programmer. A tall, thin and awkward pre-teen, Banks was ridiculed by classmates for her striking looks and 5'10" height, but she would overcome her self-doubt by her mid-teens in her determination to explore modeling as a career. Like many aspiring models, she struggled to land a contract with an agency, but was finally accepted by Elite Agency at the age of 17. After being relocated to the high fashion mecca of Paris, she became an overnight sensation, booking a record 25 shows within her first weeks in the country. She went on to rack up an extensive list of...

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