Happy Birthday: Tyra Banks

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tyrabanks.jpgTyra Banks

Born: December 4, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA

[When she began to question about the natural of beauty and the role race played]: I know that I got the covers of those magazines and that I had a very successful commercial side of the modeling industry. I think it had to do with my coloring and the fact that my eyes were green and my hair is sandy and my skin is caramel-colored. And I look at who society puts on a pedestal when it comes to black beauty, and a lot of the times it’s a biracial girl, or a girl that does have lighter skin. I have made it one of the missions of my life to redefine and to open up the small box of what beautiful is.

[on George Michael] I knew something was different and interesting about him. I knew he was…

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