Ok so I am a major Tyra Banks fan mainly because of Americas Next Top Model which sees awkward girls who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity in a cut throat industry winning fashion spreads and modelling contracts.
Besides being a supermodel, presenter and producer, Tyra can now call herself an author. She brings her imagination to fantasy novel form with the debut of Modelland, which she invested five years in conceiving and writing.
The first in a series of three books, Tyra’s lifelong love of reading and storytelling is deeply embedded in every page, and her commitment to empowering girls and expanding the standard definition of beauty is an ever-present theme.
Jump into all things Modelland—a tale inspired by Tyra’s own life and laced with elements of her experiences as a supermodel, sprinkled with adventure and Tyra-isms, who’s own eye is featured on the cover—a book that is sure to fulfill all your guilty pleasures.
No one gets in without being asked…and with her untamable hair, large forehead, and gangly, awkward body, Tookie De La Cr�me isn’t expecting an invitation. Modelland, the exclusive and fantastical school on top of a mountain, never even dares to make an appearance in her dreams.Before she can blink her mismatched eyes, something cuh-razy happens and Tookie finds herself in the very place every girl in the world obsesses about! And three unlikely girls have joined her. Thrown into a zany world that only a few are chosen to experience, Tookie glimpses a future that could be hers.
This fantasy novel, filled with fun and mysterious adventures, takes Tookie on a journey towards embracing herself, experiencing new found friendships, and courageously facing both unnerving and campy hijinks along the way
I can’t wait to read the book, there is sure to be some humour and some deep and dark fashion secrets revealed.
To watch the video of Tyra talking about the book, go here