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Tyra Banks

A Biography
Jacobs, Carole (Book - 2010 )
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This book chronicles the fascinating life story of the supermodel turned media mogul who has become one of the most influential African American women in our popular culture.



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For high school students and general readers, Jacobs, an editor, writer, and author who specializes in travel, health, fitness, and celebrities, presents a biography of model, TV show host and producer, businesswoman, and actress Tyra Banks. She chronicles Banks' childhood and rise as a supermodel; how she broke through barriers by becoming the first African American model on the cover of GQ, Sports Illustrated, and the Victoria's Secret catalog; her stint as a correspondent for Oprah Winfrey's show; how she is a role model for young girls through her scholarship funds, summer camps, and self-help book; and her creation of America's Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show. She also discusses fights with the media over weight and other issues, her personal failures, and her interviews with politicians like Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Jacobs, Carole
Statement of Responsibility: Carole Jacobs
Title: Tyra Banks
a biography
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2010
Characteristics: xl, 180 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: A star is born
The accidental supermodel
Lights! camera! action!
Supermodel turned teen role model
From runway to reality TV
Tyra's media tirades
Tyra becomes a media mogul
False notes, dead ends, and bad hair days
Tyra enters the political arena
Diva or dreamgirl? The controversy continues
Subject Headings: Banks, Tyra African American models Biography Models (Person) United States Biography African American actresses Biography African Americans in television broadcasting Biography
Topical Term: African American models
Models (Person)
African American actresses
African Americans in television broadcasting
LCCN: 2009050709
ISBN: 9780313382741
0313382743
Branch Call Number: B Banks J
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