December 4, 2014 @ 7:15 am
One of the world’s original top models turns 41 today: Tyra Banks!
The one-time Victoria’s Secret catwalker-turned-mogul boasts a modeling career that spans over two decades, and has also successfully delved into acting, hosting her own talk show, fiction writing, launching America’s Next Top Model (now in its 11th year!) and most recently, her own makeup line.
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The one thing she won’t be doing? A Victoria’s Secret reunion. “I said no, because I was trying to be taken seriously as a talk show host and an executive producer and a business woman,” Banks told Bravo’s Andy Cohen about the offer she received a few years ago. She added, however, that whenever she sees “the OG, original Angels,” Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen, she still feels like “we have a connection.”
Take a look back at the model mogul’s standout beauty moments, starting with this gem from Banks’s early years, walking on the Paris runways.
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