Tyra Banks is a role model to me because she is a mogul! I mean, dang! I love that she was able to gain a following that allowed her to break racial barriers and had the know how to start her own production company. I love her dedication to helping others get their "start" and to her charities. I love her self-confidence (she doesn't care that you think she talks about herself too much). I just think she is an example of how a strong, successful woman should be.