Tyra Banks reflects on her journey from ‘supermodel to super businesswoman’

Tyra Banks reflects on her journey from ‘supermodel to super businesswoman’ in a new Instagram post celebrating her 49th birthday

Tyra Banks is spending her 49th birthday on Sunday reflecting on her amazing journey from ‘supermodel to super businesswoman.’

Banks shared a throwback snap from her supermodel days and a current ‘smizing’ shot with her 7.1 million Instagram followers on Sunday.

The supermodel and Dancing With the Stars host reflected on her journey in a heartfelt post.

Journey: Tyra Banks is spending her 49th birthday on Sunday reflecting on her amazing journey from 'supermodel to super businesswoman'

Journey: Tyra Banks is spending her 49th birthday on Sunday reflecting on her amazing journey from ‘supermodel to super businesswoman’

Current: Banks shared a throwback snap from her supermodel days and a current 'smizing' shot with her 7.1 million Instagram followers on Sunday

Current: Banks shared a throwback snap from her supermodel days and a current ‘smizing’ shot with her 7.1 million Instagram followers on Sunday

‘Wow. It’s my birthday. And I’m thinking about my journey. From Supermodel to Super Businesswoman,’ Banks began.

‘Yep. Entrepreneur. Yay! Feels so good to pivot. To transition. To keep DREAMING,’ Banks added.

‘What were YOU yesterday and what do you wanna be TODAY? Remind yourself of your DREAM by sharing it with me below. And Happy DREAM day to YOU!’ she concluded.

Journey: 'Wow. It¿s my birthday. And I¿m thinking about my journey. From Supermodel to Super Businesswoman,' Banks began

Journey: ‘Wow. It’s my birthday. And I’m thinking about my journey. From Supermodel to Super Businesswoman,’ Banks began

A number of her celebrity friends commented to wish Banks a happy birthday, including Michael Costello, Patrick Starr and Questlove.

‘So proud of you sissy! Love you and happy birthday MOGUL,’ added Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore.

Model and activist Mamé Adjei added, ‘Happy Birthday Tyra!!! Forever our fave supermodel & an exemplary business woman.’

Celebs: A number of her celebrity friends commented to wish Banks a happy birthday, including Michael Costello, Patrick Starr and Questlove

Celebs: A number of her celebrity friends commented to wish Banks a happy birthday, including Michael Costello, Patrick Starr and Questlove

Banks was born in Inglewood, California to a medical photographer and computer consultant, becoming a model at just 15 years of age.

She has been one of the very few Black models to attain ‘supermodel’ status, becoming the first Black woman to land on the cover of both the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and the covers of GQ and the Victoria’s Secret catalog.

Banks retired as a model in 2005, though she came out of retirement in 2019 to pose for the SI swimsuit issue again in one of three covers with Alex Morgan and Camilee Kotsek.

Model: Banks was born in Inglewood, California to a medical photographer and computer consultant, becoming a model at just 15 years of age

Model: Banks was born in Inglewood, California to a medical photographer and computer consultant, becoming a model at just 15 years of age

She started her acting career in an arc on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as one of Will Smith’s old Philly friends Jackie Ames.

She made her feature film debut in the 1995 John Singleton film Higher Learning which she followed up with Coyote Ugly, Love & Basketball and Soul Food.

She would go on to create America’s Next Top Model with Ken Mok and Kenya Barris, which debuted in 2003. 

Acting debut: She started her acting career in an arc on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as one of Will Smith's old Philly friends Jackie Ames

Acting debut: She started her acting career in an arc on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as one of Will Smith’s old Philly friends Jackie Ames

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