You didn’t think that Tyra Banks was going to quit her talk show and then just fade out of the spotlight did you? Of course not, the Tyra we know would never do that, the woman lives for an audience. She is taking on a whole new career though, this time as an author. Banks just signed a three book deal with Random House to write a series of young adult novels. The first book will be called Modelland and Tyra has some pretty fantastic things to say about it.
Tyra wrote on her website “It’s my novel called Modelland (pronounced “Model Land”) that takes you to a fantastical place you’ve never seen, or heard about, or read about before … Where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. I’m excited that you’ll be able to read about this magical world that’s been living in my dreams for so many years.” Yes, magical world. Modelland is a place where models go to get trained, and some have super powers. We’re not making that up. It’s like the model version of Harry Potter, where Karl Lagerfeld is Dumbledore, and Moaning Myrtle roams the girls’ bathroom looking for girls who are making themselves throw up. We kid, we kid. (But we sure can hope!)
Tyra also writes that the characters in the book will be based on “some of the models I’ve known – both nice and ‘ice.’” Janice Dickinson? Please let there be a Janice Dickinson character! As corny as this book sounds, it also sounds like it could be a hilarious read – unfortunately it has no release date yet.
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