She appeared in advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Halston, H&M, XOXO, Swatch, Victoria's Secret, Got Milk? In 1993, Banks signed a contract with Cover Girl cosmetics, launching advertising campaigns for the cosmetics company.In the mid-1990s, Banks returned to America to do more commercial modeling.Banks has said that while growing up she was teased for her appearance and considered an "ugly duckling"; When Banks was 15 years old, she started modeling while attending school in Los Angeles. In her first runway season, she booked 25 shows in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week.She was rejected by four modeling agencies before she was signed by L. Banks appeared in editorials for American, Italian, French, and Spanish Vogue; American, French, German, and Spanish Elle; American, German, and Malaysian Harper's Bazaar; V; W and Vanity Fair.Following chart includes her body measurements from times of her biggest fame.Banks wears 32D bra size and has hourglass body shape with large natural breasts, flat toned belly, and round hips.She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005.
She walked in fashion shows for Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Herve Leger, Valentino, Fendi, Isaac Mizrahi, Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, Michael Kors and others.She had small roles in the romantic film Love & Basketball (2000) and horror film Halloween: Resurrection (2002), and appeared in television series Gossip Girl and Glee.In 2003, Banks created and began presenting the long-running reality television series America's Next Top Model, which she executive produced and presented for the first twenty-two seasons until the series' cancellation in October 2015., which featured Tyra showing the next generation of models how it’s done. She was the first African-American model to appear on the covers of both reality show that’s been on TV since 2003, a talk show she hosted, music video appearances, authoring a few books, and creating a line of beauty products.“You want your outfit to be ‘look at me,’ and this outfit is 'look over there,’” Tyra advised in one episode. “If you think about it, natural beauty is kind of unfair,” Tara writes on the Tyra Beauty site.