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Tyra Banks: A profile

<p>Model and talk show host Tyra Banks arrives at the BET Awards '09 in Los Angeles in this file image from June 28, 2009. Banks announced on December 28, 2009 that she is ending her Emmy-winning TV daytime talk show in the spring of 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/Files </p>

Model and talk show host Tyra Banks arrives at the BET Awards '09 in Los Angeles in this file image from June 28, 2009. Banks announced on December 28, 2009 that she is ending her Emmy-winning TV daytime talk show in the spring of 2010. REUTERS/Phil...more

Model and talk show host Tyra Banks arrives at the BET Awards '09 in Los Angeles in this file image from June 28, 2009. Banks announced on December 28, 2009 that she is ending her Emmy-winning TV daytime talk show in the spring of 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/Files

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<p>Talk show host Tyra Banks and her creative team accept the emmy for outstanding talk show-informative at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Talk show host Tyra Banks and her creative team accept the emmy for outstanding talk show-informative at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Talk show host Tyra Banks and her creative team accept the emmy for outstanding talk show-informative at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Talk show host Tyra Banks reacts after winning the emmy for outstanding talk show-informative at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Talk show host Tyra Banks reacts after winning the emmy for outstanding talk show-informative at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Talk show host Tyra Banks reacts after winning the emmy for outstanding talk show-informative at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Model Tyra Banks leaves the Manhattan criminal courthouse after testifying in New York April 29, 2009. Brady Green, 39, the man charged with stalking television host Banks, was arrested last March after he appeared twice at the Manhattan studio where "The Tyra Banks Show," a popular daytime talk show, is filmed. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Model Tyra Banks leaves the Manhattan criminal courthouse after testifying in New York April 29, 2009. Brady Green, 39, the man charged with stalking television host Banks, was arrested last March after he appeared twice at the Manhattan studio where...more

Model Tyra Banks leaves the Manhattan criminal courthouse after testifying in New York April 29, 2009. Brady Green, 39, the man charged with stalking television host Banks, was arrested last March after he appeared twice at the Manhattan studio where "The Tyra Banks Show," a popular daytime talk show, is filmed. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Actress and model Tyra Banks accepts a Glamour Woman of the Year award from Glamour magazine in New York November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Actress and model Tyra Banks accepts a Glamour Woman of the Year award from Glamour magazine in New York November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actress and model Tyra Banks accepts a Glamour Woman of the Year award from Glamour magazine in New York November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Tyra Banks performs during the 2008 Fashion Rocks concert to begin the 2009 Spring/Summer Fashion Week in New York September 5, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Tyra Banks performs during the 2008 Fashion Rocks concert to begin the 2009 Spring/Summer Fashion Week in New York September 5, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Tyra Banks performs during the 2008 Fashion Rocks concert to begin the 2009 Spring/Summer Fashion Week in New York September 5, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Tyra Banks poses with her award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative for "The Tyra Banks Show" at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Kodak theatre in Hollywood, California June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten </p>

Tyra Banks poses with her award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative for "The Tyra Banks Show" at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Kodak theatre in Hollywood, California June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Tyra Banks poses with her award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative for "The Tyra Banks Show" at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Kodak theatre in Hollywood, California June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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<p>Model Tyra Banks arrives to attend the CNN "Heroes" awards in New York December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Model Tyra Banks arrives to attend the CNN "Heroes" awards in New York December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Model Tyra Banks arrives to attend the CNN "Heroes" awards in New York December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Tyra Banks arrives at the 2007 Fashion Rocks Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York September 6, 2007. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Tyra Banks arrives at the 2007 Fashion Rocks Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York September 6, 2007. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Tyra Banks arrives at the 2007 Fashion Rocks Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York September 6, 2007. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Talk show host Tyra Banks presents at the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood, California, June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Talk show host Tyra Banks presents at the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood, California, June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Talk show host Tyra Banks presents at the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood, California, June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Model Tyra Banks poses at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award event honoring Italian fashion designers Donatella Versace and her late brother Gianni, in Beverly Hills California February 8, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Model Tyra Banks poses at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award event honoring Italian fashion designers Donatella Versace and her late brother Gianni, in Beverly Hills California February 8, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Model Tyra Banks poses at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award event honoring Italian fashion designers Donatella Versace and her late brother Gianni, in Beverly Hills California February 8, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress and model Tyra Banks poses for photographers backstage at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress and model Tyra Banks poses for photographers backstage at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress and model Tyra Banks poses for photographers backstage at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Tyra Banks, host of the reality television series 'America's Next Top Model', poses with a t-shirt on stage at the launch party for The CW television network at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California September 18, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser </p>

Tyra Banks, host of the reality television series 'America's Next Top Model', poses with a t-shirt on stage at the launch party for The CW television network at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California September 18, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser more

Tyra Banks, host of the reality television series 'America's Next Top Model', poses with a t-shirt on stage at the launch party for The CW television network at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California September 18, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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<p>Talk-show host Tyra Banks (L) poses at the premiere of "ATL" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood March 30, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Talk-show host Tyra Banks (L) poses at the premiere of "ATL" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood March 30, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Talk-show host Tyra Banks (L) poses at the premiere of "ATL" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood March 30, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Supermodel Tyra Banks poses on the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion show in New York November 9, 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>

Supermodel Tyra Banks poses on the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion show in New York November 9, 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Supermodel Tyra Banks poses on the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion show in New York November 9, 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Supermodel Tyra Banks poses with Disney character Minnie Mouse during Disneyland's 50th anniversary party at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California May 4, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser </p>

Supermodel Tyra Banks poses with Disney character Minnie Mouse during Disneyland's 50th anniversary party at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California May 4, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Supermodel Tyra Banks poses with Disney character Minnie Mouse during Disneyland's 50th anniversary party at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California May 4, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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<p>Model and show host Tyra Banks poses on the red carpet before taping of the Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, California, November 15, 2004. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Model and show host Tyra Banks poses on the red carpet before taping of the Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, California, November 15, 2004. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Model and show host Tyra Banks poses on the red carpet before taping of the Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, California, November 15, 2004. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra Banks and Gisele Bundchen pose for photos, during their 'Angels across America' tour at the Miami Heat against the Washington Wizards game in Miami, Florida, November 9, 2004. REUTERS/Marc Serota MS</p>

Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra Banks and Gisele Bundchen pose for photos, during their 'Angels across America' tour at the Miami Heat against the Washington Wizards game in Miami, Florida, November...more

Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra Banks and Gisele Bundchen pose for photos, during their 'Angels across America' tour at the Miami Heat against the Washington Wizards game in Miami, Florida, November 9, 2004. REUTERS/Marc Serota MS

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<p>Supermodel Tyra Banks leads other models on the runway as they model lingerie during the 2003 Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, November 13, 2003.  REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Supermodel Tyra Banks leads other models on the runway as they model lingerie during the 2003 Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, November 13, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Supermodel Tyra Banks leads other models on the runway as they model lingerie during the 2003 Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, November 13, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>U.S. supermodel Tyra Banks displays a Partic Casey outfit during The Trilogy Fashion show at the Royal Dublin Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, December 4, 2002. REUTERS/Paul McErlane</p>

U.S. supermodel Tyra Banks displays a Partic Casey outfit during The Trilogy Fashion show at the Royal Dublin Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, December 4, 2002. REUTERS/Paul McErlane

U.S. supermodel Tyra Banks displays a Partic Casey outfit during The Trilogy Fashion show at the Royal Dublin Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, December 4, 2002. REUTERS/Paul McErlane

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<p>Tyra Banks (L) and Busta Rhymes star in a scene from the horror film "Halloween Resurrection". REUTERS/Kimberley French/HDimension Films/Handout</p>

Tyra Banks (L) and Busta Rhymes star in a scene from the horror film "Halloween Resurrection". REUTERS/Kimberley French/HDimension Films/Handout

Tyra Banks (L) and Busta Rhymes star in a scene from the horror film "Halloween Resurrection". REUTERS/Kimberley French/HDimension Films/Handout

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<p>Actresses (Clockwise from lower center) Piper Perabo, Tyra Banks, Maria Bello, Bridget Moynahan and Izabella Miko portray bartenders at the outrageous Coyote Ugly bar in this publicity photograph from the romantic comedy film " Coyote Ugly".</p>

Actresses (Clockwise from lower center) Piper Perabo, Tyra Banks, Maria Bello, Bridget Moynahan and Izabella Miko portray bartenders at the outrageous Coyote Ugly bar in this publicity photograph from the romantic comedy film " Coyote Ugly".

Actresses (Clockwise from lower center) Piper Perabo, Tyra Banks, Maria Bello, Bridget Moynahan and Izabella Miko portray bartenders at the outrageous Coyote Ugly bar in this publicity photograph from the romantic comedy film " Coyote Ugly".

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<p>A New York City Police officer (R) looks up at a giant reproduction of the 1997 Sports Illustrated magazine swimsuit issue with cover model Tyra Banks' picture, outside a lower Manhattan photo studio before a news conference February 18, 1997.  REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

A New York City Police officer (R) looks up at a giant reproduction of the 1997 Sports Illustrated magazine swimsuit issue with cover model Tyra Banks' picture, outside a lower Manhattan photo studio before a news conference February 18, 1997. ...more

A New York City Police officer (R) looks up at a giant reproduction of the 1997 Sports Illustrated magazine swimsuit issue with cover model Tyra Banks' picture, outside a lower Manhattan photo studio before a news conference February 18, 1997. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Supermodel Tyra Banks (C) has a laugh while sitting with friends at the Los Angeles Lakers-Vancouver Grizzlies NBA game in Inglewood, February 21, 1997.  REUTERS/Sam Mircovich</p>

Supermodel Tyra Banks (C) has a laugh while sitting with friends at the Los Angeles Lakers-Vancouver Grizzlies NBA game in Inglewood, February 21, 1997. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Supermodel Tyra Banks (C) has a laugh while sitting with friends at the Los Angeles Lakers-Vancouver Grizzlies NBA game in Inglewood, February 21, 1997. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

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<p>Tyra Banks presents this sleep-wear fashion with a feathered cape by 'Victoria Secret' as part of the Cinema Against AIDS 2000 gala event to benefit amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) during the 53rd Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2000.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>

Tyra Banks presents this sleep-wear fashion with a feathered cape by 'Victoria Secret' as part of the Cinema Against AIDS 2000 gala event to benefit amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) during the 53rd Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2000. ...more

Tyra Banks presents this sleep-wear fashion with a feathered cape by 'Victoria Secret' as part of the Cinema Against AIDS 2000 gala event to benefit amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) during the 53rd Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2000. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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