After retiring from modelling, Tyra Banks has become a full fledged entrepreneur with her production company, Bankable Productions. She’s adding author to her list of many talents (for lack of a better term…) and will be releasing her first novel, Modelland with Bankable Books.
In partnership with Random House, Modelland is the first of three novels in her series “that takes you to a fantastical place you’ve never seen, or heard about, or read about before,” says Banks of her latest project, adding the book is “where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye.”
The story is a fantastical version of Banks’ real-life experiences as a model, including her relationships with some fellow models (who she has yet to reveal). Modelland is the place where girls dream of going to be trained as “Intoxibellas.” “Intoxibellas are drop-dead beautiful, kick-butt fierce and, yeah, maybe they have some powers too.” Banks revealed on her blog. “The story follows a teen girl and her friends who find themselves magically transported to Modelland, even though they’re really not supposed to be there.”
Even though Banks insists that this is a story for all ages, it seems that this one might be better left to the youngins who watch America’s Next Top Model with their eyes glazed over as they practice their “smizes” in front of the tube, just willing and hoping that good ol’ Tyra will one day announce that they are, in fact, America’s Next Top Model. But I digress.
Tyra hasn’t announced a release date for Modelland just yet, but keep checking her blog at Tyra.com for more updates.