New Tyra Banks Album has been added. She was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, California, Tyra Banks became a leading international fashion model and the first black woman to land on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She later hosted the reality TV program America's Next Top Model and her own daytime talk show, for which she won two Emmy Awards. Banks has continued to expand her business interests, launching her own cosmetics line in 2014. Staring in 2017, Banks took over Nick Cannon's hosting duties on America's Got Talent.
By 1989, at the age of 17, Banks had outgrown her awkward phase and begun to resemble the tall, curvy, caramel-skinned and green-eyed beauty who would light up runways and magazine covers for years to come. However, her first attempts to find a modeling agency were met with rejection and discrimination. Banks remembers that one agency said she looked "too ethnic" and another said that it "already had a black woman and didn't want another."
Banks rose swiftly through the ranks of fashion modeling to become one of the world's top supermodels. She booked 25 runway shows while in Paris in 1991, an unprecedented feat for a newcomer to the industry. But by the mid-1990s, Banks began to gain weight, a forbidden sin in the world of rail-thin clothing models. Unwilling to starve herself to achieve the desired physique for high-fashion models, Banks decided to return to the United States and switch to swimwear and lingerie modeling, where curvier models are more welcome. "I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model," Banks says. "And that's where I got famous. Victoria's Secret said I sold more bras and panties than anybody else, and I was traipsing down that runway with 30 pounds more booty than the other girls."
Her height is officially listed at 5'10", but with heels she towers over most people by quite a bit!
The following new Picture Albums were added to our ever GROWING list of albums:
More to come soon!
Great news everyone! We have added some new Picture Galleries to the site. Feel free to check them out here:
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Now before anyone starts complaining about WHY the Tall Goddess Galleries were removed, here is an explaination of that. With the new site we are trying our best to stay PG13, so that the site is used by people of ALL ages. Tall Goddess generally does not fit this profile, so we have removed her Galleries. If anyone can find any PG13 pictures of her send them over to use and we will add them to the site.
Also, if you have any suggestions about any other Tall Models or Celebrities that you would like to see post your suggestion in the Forum or Comment below and we will consider it.
We are evolving! The previous iteration of the website was not quite flexible enough, so we are changing things up a bit! Please be patient as we put the finishing touches on the new website. The new site will include many new features, including a Tall Celebrities Database, Picture Galleries and more!
Of course all this will not happen overnight. It will take some time to rebuild things, so check back with us often.
Towering Women Team
Welcome to Towering Women!
Towering Women is a web site dedicated to Tall Women, Models, Athletes and Amazons. We welcome both Tall Women who are trying to share their experiences as well as Tall Women fans who admire them.
The site is strictly rated PG13, so please do not post any age restricted material on the site. We are always open to suggestions, so if you have any suggestions on any Models or Celebrities that you think should be added either post it in our forum or email it to us.