Courtesy of USA Today

308: Tyra Banks

Model, Television Personality, Producer, and Author

Born: 4 December 1973, Inglewood, California, United States of America

Tyra is most known for being a Victoria’s Secret model and host of America’s Next Top Model and the Tyra Banks Show.

She was the first African American woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, in 1997. A year previously, she also earned the distinction of being the first African American woman on the cover of GQ Magazine.

Tyra has also launched her own cosmetics line and is the current host of America’s Got Talent.

In 2016, Tyra and her then partner Erik welcomed a son via a surrogate, York Banks Asla, after many years of being open and honest with her struggles with infertility issues.