Tyra Banks Sells Beverly Hills Estate

Tyra Banks Sells Beverly Hills Estate

Tyra Banks has finally unloaded her 6,000 square foot,  4 bedroom, 7 bath home in Beverly Hills.

The model and TV personality bought the 4 bedroom, seven bath, 1920s Spanish Colonial more than a decade ago for $3.085 million and has put an estimated $2 million into renovating and restoring the home that was once owned by actress Marion Davies.

The initial asking price began at  $7.75 million.  However, she had no takers and the house remained on the market for months.

The property finally sold this month thanks to realtor Heidi Lake for $6.4 million.

Tyra Banks Gossip News and Trivia

  • Has an older brother named Devin.
  • Tyra Banks is the CEO of her own company TYInc.
  • Named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by people magazine.(1994)
  • In 1994, she started the Tyra Banks Scholarship.
  • Professional model.
  • Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the most beautiful people in the world.
  • Tyra Banks was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition (Winter 1997). She was captured in a red/pink polka dot bikini by Australian photographer Russel James for the issue that went on to become one of the best-selling covers ever for the magazine.
  • Is a “Youth Correspondent” for The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and there is speculation that Oprah Winfrey is training Tyra to eventually take over the show (as of February 2000).
  • Took Second Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for “The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year.”
  • Size 9 shoe. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Does not drink alcohol.
  • Started a singing career with the song “Shake Ya Body”, introduced on her show America’s Next Top Model (2003).
  • Ranked 54 on VH1’s 100 Hottest Hotties
  • Tyra Banks claims that her career was difficult in part because of a rivalry with another black top model, Naomi Campbell. Banks has said that Campbell, who was more famous, would get her thrown off of fashion shows.
  • Paid $30,000 of her own money to finance the music video for her song “Shake Ya Body,” which appeared on her show America’s Next Top Model (2003).
  • Created TZONE, a leadership and life skills development program for primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area. As of 2005, more than 240 girls have gone through the program.
  • Was accepted to UCLA and USC.
  • Signed with Elite Model Management her senior year of high school.
  • Her mother, Carolyn London, is a professional photographer, and worked as her manager.
  • Grew up in Inglewood, California.

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