Tyra Banks Shows 275 Smiles

 - May 31, 2008
References: nytimes
Supermodel and talk-show host Tyra Banks is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine in a cover story profile that shares her secret weapon arsenal of 275 smiles with photographer Ruven Afanador.

From her Victoria’s Secret supermodel days to her current success on TV, Tyra’s smile has always been considered one of her greatest assets. In the feature, Tyra offers a smiling lesson featuring 275 shots of her grinning, ranging from the "surprise smile," the "angry but still smiling" smile, the "flirting with boyfriend" smile to the $$$ "commercial" smile.

Tyra shares in the accompanying interview, "Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I’d practice in front of the mirror and I’d ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will."