Tyra Banks has built an empire from her various enterprises in modeling, television and even literature. She is a hugely successful business mogul, regularly topping Forbes’ list of primetime’s top-earning women. She also has an extraordinary education to boot; the former supermodel graduated from Harvard Business School this year. But she feels there is one role missing in her charmed and accomplished life: mommyhood.
Tyra spoke with Harper’s Bazaar Singapore about her burning desire to become a mother: “I want to have kids and I think it needs to happen very soon. I feel like I was born to be the experiment of the definition of beauty and to be a mother.” She continues: “It’s something I have to do. I won’t be happy if I’m not a mother.”
Some women feel societal pressure to become mothers, and believe they are inadequate if they don’t fulfill that role. Tyra, however, seems to view motherhood as a part of her life’s purpose (“I was born…to be a mother”).
We hope she gets her wish. Tyra has the considerable fortune to be able to provide for a child. She also had a strong example of parenting in her mother, Carolyn, who often appeared on “America’s Next Top Model,” to offer wisdom to the contestants.