Television

Tyra Banks wins Bollywood award, plans TV show

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey: Tyra Banks will be felicitated at the Bollywood Movie Awards even as she gears up to produce new reality show on UPN.

 

Tyra Banks will receive the "International Model of the Year" award at the Bollywood Fashion Awards and will also get recognition for her charitable work. The ceremonies will be held at Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey on 2 and 3 May respectively.



Tyra is now the creator and executive producer of a new reality show called America's Next Top Model. The show begins 20 May 2003 on UPN.



Banks has a strong connection with the medium of film and television. Her sojourn into Hollywood connected her both comically and dramatically with America's audiences as the "girl next door." She appeared opposite Will Smith in the hit television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and dramatically portrayed a college track star in John Singleton's critically acclaimed Higher Learning.



Tyra also starred in ABC's Wonderful world of Disney movie - Life Size. The movie garnered huge ratings for ABC and Daily Variety raved about Tyra's comedic performance calling it "hilarious". She immediately moved from the small screen to the silver screen with a role in Jerry Bruckheimer's film, Coyote Ugly.



In addition, at the personal request of Oprah, Tyra inked a deal for two seasons with The Oprah Winfrey Show to appear in a series of shows with Oprah.



Already known as an international fashion icon, Bank's groundbreaking influence on fashion can be seen worldwide, says a press release. It adds that her cross-cultural appeal and wholesome persona.



Early in her career, Tyra became the first woman from her community and the first model to be featured on the cover of GQ Magazine, a feat repeated when she was named their "Woman of the Year 2000."



With back-to-back appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated's famed swimsuit, Banks broke more new ground becoming the first model from her community to grace its coveted cover. Tyra also received the prestigious Michael Award presented to the "Supermodel of the year."



Having become the first model from her community ever to be featured on the cover of the Victoria's Secret Catalog, she subsequently went on to sign a lucrative and exclusive contract with the company. In recent years, Tyra extended her relationship with Victoria's Secret, signing an exclusive cosmetics contract with them.



In addition to Victoria's Secret, Tyra has been contracted by Swatch and Cover Girl and has appeared in ad campaigns for Nike, Pepsi, McDonald's, the Milk Advisory Board, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Sony and a responsible drinking campaign for Coors.



Sonia Dandona, founder of the Bollywood Fashion Awards, was quoted as saying "Tyra Banks was one of the first black supermodels to gain widespread acceptance and fame, and thereby paved the way for women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to enter the modeling world."



"Tyra is one of fashion's muses with a modeling career that has enveloped the globe and therefore, is most deserving of the International Model of the Year Award. She is at the pinnacle of the modeling world and we are thrilled that she is going to be a part of the Bollywood Fashion Awards," Dandona added.



Unlike any fashion awards of its kind, the Bollywood Fashion Awards will bring together the top international designers, most ravishing models, and the hottest celebrities together to honour the colliding worlds of fashion and entertainment.



Similarly, the Bollywood Movie Awards, an event of international stature, will honor the outstanding achievements of Indian moviemakers and artists during the prior year.



"Tyra is an inspiration to girls around the world," said Bollywood group of companies chairman and CEO Kamal Dandona, "and we hope she motivates women in India, in particular, to change the perception of women.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_35.jpg?itok=mGA70TBD
&TV to air new series 'Badho Bahu'

&TV is all set to air it’s all new drama series Badho Bahu from September 12, every Monday to Friday at 9.30 PM. Produced by Sunny Side Up films and Hum Tum Telefilms Pvt. Ltd, &TV’s latest offering Badho Bahu, is set against the backdrop of Haryana, known to produce some of the best Indian...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Empire%20s2.jpg?itok=QUSqb_ot
Binge with Star World this September

India’s premiere entertainment channels Star World and Star World HD, are set to add some much needed drama and more to your weekends come September! Home to some of the best English entertainment in India, ‘Star World Weekend Binge’ will showcase three Emmy-nominated shows all through September....

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_19.jpg?itok=-DfCnP6B
Star World and Star World HD to air season 3 of 'Empire'

With Season 3 of Empire all set to premiere on Star World and Star World HD, there is rising curiosity about the future of the Lyon dynasty, Cookie and Lucious’s future and who can forget – the roles stars such as Mariah Carey, French Montana, Birdman, Xzibit, and Kid Cudi will play in the sizzling...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_18.jpg?itok=x74vIJu7
Vh1 to air the latest season of The X Factor UK in India

The most talked about TV show, The X Factor UK, is back on Vh1, yet again! This time, it’s back with some of the show’s most loved judges. The latest season of The X Factor will air in India on the 30 of August with a special two-episode premiere, following which, all-new episodes of the 13 season...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_17.jpg?itok=XP5Jr1CO
'The Night of' to end on Star World Premiere HD!

Steven Zaillian’s The Night Of turned out be the big hit that no one ever expected it to be. After all the obstacles it overcame and the amount of years it took for the miniseries to finally make it to television screens, The Night Of, since its premiere, led to a lot of conversations among...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_15.jpg?itok=cQ7wsx5f
Discovery to air new series 'Smart China'

This September, join hacker Josh Klein as he explores some of China’s most innovative experiments, technologies, and teams that are pushing the boundaries of human ingenuity, in a new series from Discovery. Find out how China is leading a wave of global innovation on SMART CHINA, premiering on...

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_9.jpg?itok=KdspdLZB
Endemol Shine India's Abhishek Rege to head films as well

Endemol Shine India has elevated Abhishek Rege as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Television & Films. Rege currently leads the television business of the company as COO for Television. One of the leading and most valuable content production companies in India across television, film and...

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_3.jpg?itok=0u83k_b9
R.K.Arora bids adieu to Zee Media

Executive director and CEO of Zee Media, R.K. Arora has stepped down from his role. This comes after the exit of Zee Media's marketing head Pooja Gupta, who worked closely with Arora.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/30/Untitled-1_2.jpg?itok=n4zZPXSo
Sony to strengthen weekend lineup, begins with ‘Super Dancer’

The trio that has given Indian television some top of the line dance reality shows is back again with program in the same genre: Super Dancer - Dance Ka Kal. Ashish Golwalker, Ranjeet Thakur and Hemant Ruparel are all set to launch their new kids dance reality show on Sony Entertainment Television

Television TV Channels GECs

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories