Banks was romantically linked to musician Seal, film director John Singleton and actor Will Smith in the 1990s.
She dated basketball player Chris Webber from 2001 to 2004.
Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
As a child Tyra Banks suffered from what she calls an "Ugly duckling" period in her life; when Banks was eleven years old she grew three inches and lost thirty pounds in three months.
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Tyra Lynne Banks, born December 4, 1973, is an American actress, television producer, author, television personality and former model.Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.