Oh, Tyra. Who knew she would go from model and fresh-faced actress on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to being the next Martha or Oprah — to being a super brand. Tyra has become a household name, and she's got the upcoming cover of The New York Times Magazine to prove it.
This Sunday, our favorite model mentor will grace the cover of the Sunday weekly with an article about how she is striving to become the next female powerhouse. As the NY Times puts it, "Like her hero, Martha Stewart, Banks wants, most of all, for her name to immediately suggest a distinct point of view. Her brand, like her trademark 'tough but still smiling' smile, is consistent in all her shows: serious about the frivolous; empathetic and empowering, and always, always aimed at young women, across all races. It's girly TV with a punch." We all love her dramatic antics on America's Next Top Model, and she's got the looks and bravada to captivate an audience, so I buy it. Do you?