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Tyra Banks is down with the swirl and we aren’t mad at her!
Word on the street is the former model and television producer found love in tech hub Silicon Valley. Banks is reportedly dating Iranian billionaire Shervin Pishevar, an early investor in the $3.5 billion e-hailing company Uber.
According to Gawker, the lovebirds have been seen around the San Francisco area, dining at restaurants like South of Market and exclusive members-only (and no-photos-allowed) social club The Battery. Sources add that the couple, who met a few months ago, “even vacationed near St. Barts over the holidays.”
Pishevar is a big name in the start-up and app world, and Banks is no stranger to the world of big-money business. The former Victoria Secret model counts Fierce Capital investment firm, the “America’s Next Top Model” franchise, and ownership of the phrases “booty tooch” and “smize” under her belt.