Update: Tyra Banks, Our Newest Graduate

Tyra Banks
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Last week on Feb. 17, Tyra Banks graduated from the Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management Program, in which she enrolled last year.

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Tyrese Gibson congratulated the supermodel, talk show host, actress, author, business-woman and now-Harvard grad on her accomplishment via twitter.

"So proud of @tyrabanks 4 graduating Harvard Business School #rolemodel," Kardashian tweeted.

Banks, who according to her own tweet was "smiling ear2ear" after graduating, said that her experience at HBS was invaluable in helping her run her company, and that the education was not quite what she expected.

"I thought we'd be taught, 'profit, profit, profit, win, win, win, go, go, go,'" she told Business Week after graduating. "Instead, we were hearing about the importance of exposing vulnerability to your team. It's soft stuff, talk-show stuff."

And although Banks is leaving, she said that she's left her mark on Harvard Business School. "My marketing professor Rohit Deshpande is now doing a case study on my business," she said in the same interview. "I'm now going to be part of the Harvard Business School curriculum."

It seems that, just like a Top Model, Tyra Banks finished on top.

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