Tyra Banks is more than just a pretty face. In addition to working as a model on fashion runways, and magazine covers for years, she is also a competent and determined businesswoman. Her savvy business sense, down-to-earth personality, strong work ethic, and desire to help young women discover their own inner strengths have made her America's Next Top Model reality show and eponymous talk show enormous hits. Banks, however, wasn't always successful. Tall and skinny as a young girl, she felt awkward, ugly, and out of place. Though she grew into her tall frame in high school, her apparent beauty did not guarantee jobs as modeling agencies repeatedly turned her away. Through perseverance and determination, Banks worked her way to become a supermodel, television personality, and household name. In Tyra Banks: Model and Talk Show Host, discover how a shy, insecure girl grew up to be a powerhouse in the entertainment industry.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Further resources. Notes. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Anne M. Todd holds a B.A. in English and American Indian studies from the University of Minnesota. She has written more than 20 nonfiction children’s books, including biographies of American Indians, political leaders, and entertainers. Todd is also the author of several books for Chelsea House, such as Roger Maris in the Baseball Superstars series and Chris Rock in the Black Americans of Achievement, Legacy Edition series. She lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota.