Supermodel Tyra Banks was spotted yesterday by the paparazzi in New York. The gorgeous talk show host struck a pose and waved to a crowd of fans while leaving ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’
The images of Tyra leaving the studio hit social media and quickly they went viral.
Tyra’s fans were marveling on how great, and “thick” she looked. One body size expert pointed out that Tyra now appears to be a size 16 pants – which is about average size for a woman these days.
But there’s absolutely NOTHING average about Tyra.
Tyra, 46, is a television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, model, and occasional singer. She was born in Inglewood, California, and began her career as a model at the age of 15. Tyra went on to become the first woman of African-American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared three times.
She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the world’s top-earning models.
She appeared on the covers of magazines such as Elle; Harper’s Bazaar; Spanish Vogue; Cosmopolitan; Seventeen and Teen Vogue. She walked in fashion shows for Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Herve Leger, Valentino, Fendi, Isaac Mizrahi, Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, Michael Kors and others. She appeared in advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Halston, H&M, XOXO, Swatch, Versace, Christian Lacroix, Victoria’s Secret, Got Milk?, Pepsi and Nike. In 1993, Banks signed a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, launching advertising campaigns for the cosmetics company. She was one of only a few Black models to achieve Supermodel status. In the mid-1990s, Banks returned to America to do more commercial modeling.