Tyra has definitely been around since before we can remember, but she has some of that ‘black don’t crack’ working for her and no doubt she looks even better now. Though today is all about Tyra Banks height, weight and body measurements, let’s check out a few facts about the former model herself.
- She was born Tyra Lynne Banks on December 4, 1973, in Ingle wood, California.
- Her parents got divorced when she was just 6 years old; her mother, Caroline London, a NASA photographer and her father Donald Banks was a computer consultant.
- Her modeling career kicked off when she was just 15 in Los Angeles and she was still attending high school at the time.
- As a youngster she was often bullied and teased for being ‘the ugly duckling’, well if her bullies could see her now… they probably can.
- She achieved plenty of wonderful feats at a young age; she landed on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Spanish Vogue.
- In addition to that, she featured in ad campaigns for popular brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Pepsi, Nike, and Yves Saint Laurent.
- She became the first ever African American to be on the covers of Victoria’s Secret Catalog.
- These days she is more than just a model, Tyra is a television personality, talk show host, producer, author, actress, singer, and businesswoman.
Well, that’s as far as we can go, for now, let’s move on to the topic at hand beginning with Tyra Banks height.
Tyra Banks Height
If Tyra being a model isn’t enough to let you in on the fact that she is very much on the tall side, then we don’t know what else is. The star stands well above the average African American female height of 5 feet 4 inches at 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Most people do not really dispute the fact that the star is that tall, judging from the fact that she is actually bigger in every way than most models. Some people have even gone as far as saying that the star is probably taller than her listed height of 5 feet 10 inches, but hey what do we know?
Tyra Banks Weight
Back in the day she was very much on the skinny side, but you have got to admit that the star looks amazing now with a little flesh on her bones, even Tyra admits that she looks better. At 64 kilograms, Miss Banks still looks as good as ever, if not better.
During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael, she got a chance to look at a picture of herself when she was quite skinny during her first appearance on the popular daytime show. Tyra had to make some remarks about the size that designers encouraged most models to maintain.
She said, ‘ I really don’t think that’s what it is, I really think that designers just think clothes look better on somebody smaller. I disagree.’ Tyra has been known to occasionally slam the industry for being too hard on the upcoming models and she wears all her extra flesh proudly.
Tyra Banks Body Measurements
In addition to Tyra Banks height and weight, here is a summary of her body measurements:
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 64 kilograms
Bra size: 34 C
Dress size: 6 US
Breast Size: 37 inches
Waist Size: 24 inches
Hip Size: 36 inches
Shoe Size: 9 US, 39-40 EU, 7 UK