What is beauty? Beauty is acknowledging those who inspire you to do your best, be your best and become your best you!
Today is the last day of Women’s History Month and I want to tell you about a woman whom I have admired for many years, Ms. Tyra Banks. She is my idol, my shero, my mentor and sister in my head. She embodies beauty from the inside out; she’s ambitious, she talented and business savvy. This woman is amazing and I want to say thank you for being such a great influence in my life!
My Tyra beauty crush started in her early days as a model. Growing up, there were not a lot of women that looked like me in magazines, on the runway and on TV. But Tyra changed the game. She appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated not once but twice. She was the first African American Woman on the cover of GQ. And she werked the coveted wings as one of the original angels for Victoria’s Secret. She became one of the top earning models in the early 2000’s and that was something super amazing not just as a woman but as a woman of color! Yep, she did that ☺
As I watched her career blossom in awe, Tyra continued to push herself. She developed a production company named “Bankable Productions”. And she starred in movies, TV shows, hosted a talk show, developed and produced her very own show, America’s Next Top Model. This woman is not just a brand; she is a mogul on the move who continues to grow. 2011 was a busy year for Ms. Banks. She she wrote the New York Times Bestselling novel, “Modelland”. The book was inspired by her personal experiences as a model. And she enrolled in a prestigious program at Harvard Business School to gear up and expand her brand into the world of cosmetics. Upon the completion of the program, she launched her cosmetics brand Tyra Beauty.
This woman continues to amaze me. But I think her best accomplishment is her leadership camp, the TZONE Foundation for young women and girls. The foundation helps young women and girls to be ambitious and discover new possibilities in life with fierce determination. Go Tyra!
Tyra Banks is a role model with positive influence in women’s lives. She is a woman who continues to make a difference in beauty, business and philanthropy. She is my idol, my shero, my mentor and my sister in my head. #ImBeautyInspired by her tenacity, passion and love to excel in life and be the example…my example. Thank you for inspiring me to do better, be better and be the best in everything I do.
Sources: Wikipedia, tyra.com
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