Runway to TV

In 2003, Banks decided to create and produce a reality television show, America’s Next Top Model. Banks gave women the opportunity to pursue where a panel of judges pick the winner based off of weekly modeling challenges. The show first aired in 2003 on UPN, which was the network highest rated show for six seasons. In 2006, America’s Next Top Model moved to a new network, the CW. The reality show is still up and running bytyra-banks-clive-davis-and-the-recording-academy-s-2013-pre-grammy-gala-07 having 20 seasons and more in the making.

In 2005, Banks kept expanding her career by moving to daytime television. Banks began her own talk show, The Tyra Show. On the talk show Banks touched base on several topics that made her into a true role model by teaching people to accept their body size to ethnicity. Banks was making heads roll in 2007, when she touched on her a picture of her carrying few extra pounds. She decided to come out in front of her live audience and viewers at home in the same swim suit she was criticized and ridiculed by media outlets. By doing this stunt Banks was able to show she is happy with the extra weight she put on. Due to moments like this Banks received a Daytime Emmy award in 2008.

Later in 2008, Banks launched her beauty website, The website provides helpful tips and tricks on makeup along with information about truths in modeling agnecies. In 2012, Banks decided to go to school. Banks attended and completed a course for CEOS and other top executives at Harvard University.

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