Tyra Banks: Back To Modeling and Ready to Smize!

05/21/2010 at 01:45 PM ET

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After leading countless model hopefuls down the runway and into the fashion industry, Tyra Banks is returning to her modeling roots. The TV personality  has re-signed with her first modeling agency, IMG, and this time around, she is bringing her own company, Bankable Enterprises, into the mix. “The last time I was with IMG, I was set on taking on the modeling world in the high fashion and commercial sectors,“ says Banks in a release. “Now I’m dreaming even bigger but this time for my company as well. Aligning myself with brands that I believe in, and helping them achieve the kind of success they’re looking for, helps all of us as we grow our businesses,” says the former Victoria’s Secret supermodel, who will participate in commercial endorsements and fashion related opportunities. And IMG, for its part, is equally thrilled. “Tyra is a global brand and we are happy to welcome her back to the IMG family,” says Ted Forstmann, the company’s Chairman and CEO, in a release. The America’s Next Top Model creator, host and executive producer, is also busy penning a new book series. With her hands in so many exciting projects, we hope that the 36-year-old Banks can keep up with her younger cohorts. Tell us: Do you think Tyra Banks still has what it takes to be on top of the modeling world? David Yi

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Janna on

With photoshop and airbrushing, ANYONE has what it takes to be a model.

Kami on

True THAT Janna!!

Petra on

There are plenty of good looking people out there but the chances of picking a strikingly attractive person (regardless of weight) off the street is minimal. Tyra is beautiful but she did get a nose job, and she can be all “I MUST CONTROL EVERYTHING!!!” on ANTM….so I really don’t see what the hype about her is, other than that she’s a pioneer for black models.

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LPW on

I think Tyra is still very beautiful and she still has the physique of a top model. She is anatomically correct, has fantastic boobs, is tall and striking, and has slimmed back down to her model weight. So, go for it, T!!!

judy on

Biggest fan! Yes u can

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bertrandocinco on

Tyra is a HUGE pioneer for black and female models in general so to see her back to IMG is a great news. Can’t wait to see her to high fashion covers and editorials !!! She’s my fav: icon, supermodel, media mogul, writer, singer, producer etc. She’s fiercely in shape at 36 and she knows how to pose: I say GO FOR IT GIRL !

Jack Smith on

I often watch the Tyra Banks show late in the afternoon. Great show and great host.;.’

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