#FABhistorymonth: Tyra Banks, Model/Producer

Today’s #FabHistoryMonth spotlight is on supermodel, Tyra Banks. This green-eyed American beauty started modeling in Paris at the age of 19. Tyra Banks is a black icon because of her impeccable beauty, keen business sense, and commitment to creating positive female empower.

Tyra Banks is one of the most successful supermodels from the 90’s. She’s turned her runway success into an international empire worth $90 million. She’s actually one of the TOP 5 richest supermodels.

  • She’s one of the most successful reality show creators in history. America’s Next Top Model lasted 22 seasons and spawned spin-off shows in 122 countries. 
  • First African-American woman to cover sports illustrated AND GQ. 
  • First African-American model to appear in the Victoria’s Secret catalog 
  • As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she sold more bras and panties than any of her (skinnier) colleagues.

Which supermodel would you select as a FAB icon? Let me know in the comments section. 

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