Business venture

Tyra Banks talks about her life and her new business

Tyra Banks is the ultimate powerhouse. She is a multi-faceted talent and force that has broadly diversified her career. Banks are a model, producer, Emmy-winning talk show host, mother, and businesswoman who continues to face new challenges.

Aged just 47, the California native boasts one of the most impressive resumes in the entertainment and fashion industry. In 1991, Banks debuted at Paris Fashion Week, and later appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, including Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Her success skyrocketed so quickly that she became one of the few black models to achieve Supermodel status. After decades of hard work and an unprecedented career, the multidimensional star can truly be described as a trailblazer.

Younger generations might know Banks for being the one who blessed the world with her creation America’s Next Top Model and presented it to the public ‘SMiZE’, an original Banks currency, meaning smile with eyes. But Tyra Banks is much more than that!

ABC has just confirmed that Banks will return as host of Dancing With The Stars for season 30. This marks Banks’ second season as host as well as Derek Hough‘s second season as a judge.

Those who have followed her 30-year career have seen in real time how she has become the first black woman on the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ. To put it simply, Banks was the first female model to grace the cover of GQ. And luckily for us, the now-actress and writer is the first American model to start an ice cream business — say what?

The businesswoman is in the early stages of build an ice cream empire, a dream she had for years, and now it’s a reality. SMiZE Cream is a “super premium ice cream”. The newly launched treat also comes with a “hidden and delicious SMiZE surprise”.

Curious about Banks’ creamy, rich, heartwarming, and unique new business venture, we decided to seek out the biggest scoop and sit down with her virtually to learn more about her amazing life and company. Don’t miss this exclusive conversation between Tyra Banks and HOLA! UNITED STATES.

Bespoke Gold Sequin Evening Dress with Spikes by Coco Johnsen | Co-producer and Stylist: Ty-Ron Mayes | Photo: Udo Spreitzenbarth

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