Tyra Banks, the queen of “smize”, has found her angel — angel investor that is! The 40-year-old legendary Victoria Secret model, according to ValleyWag, is dating recent divorcee Shervin Pishevar, an investor who has helped fund the Uber app, Klout, Tumblr and more.
While it might seem like an odd pairing, it’s not as peculiar if you remember that Miss Banks has been dabbling in the tech industry for years. So it’s no surprise that they may have cross paths. Back in 2012, Tyra launched Smize Yourself — an iPhone app that teaches users how to smile with their eyes.
Like Pishevar, Banks has also invested in a few apps herself such as Flixel, a GIF application that animates photos for social networks.
Last year, Banks even admited that she wished she would have jumped in on Uber, an app that quickly connects users to a car service, just like Pishevar did with a $3.5 billion investment:
“I would have love to have invested in Uber, I use that service, it’s amazing. I would have loved to have invested in Airbnb. But hindsight is 20/20. The key is getting in and seeing the future,” Banks said during a Skype interview.
While she may be too late to grab a piece of Uber‘s pie, the America’s Next Top Model host could have gotten a slice of Pishevar. She has been seen frolicking around with the popular Silicon Valley entrepreneur in St. Barts and around town in San Francisco. So the rumor mill is churning!