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America’s Next Top Model: Tyra Banks Plans To Write A Novel

May 11, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd

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As if being a supermodel, talk show host, television producer, and host of America’s Next Top Model isn’t enough, Tyra Banks now has plans to become a novelist. Banks announced via her website her plan to write a fantasy novel for young adults called (appropriately enough), Modelland (pronounced “Model Land”). Keep reading for more details on Banks’ new endeavor, her future as a writer, and how she came up with the story idea…

Tyra Banks is slated to write her very first novel, a fantasy story for young adults called Modelland. The America’s Next Top Model host announced her plans today on her website. ”I said I was going to do it, and here it is! It’s for all the girls and guys who want a lot more FANTASY in their lives … and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too. 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,” Banks writes on her site, Tyra.com.

The book (which has no scheduled release date yet) is part of a three-book deal that Tyra Banks landed with Random House. Although no official details are available about the plot, the America’s Next Top Model star leaked a few tidbits on her website. She writes, “The story happens in a make-believe place called Modelland–every girl in the world wants to go there because it’s where ‘Intoxibellas’ are trained. Intoxibellas are drop-dead beautiful, kick-butt fierce and, yeah, maybe they have some powers too. The story follows a teen girl and her friends who find themselves magically transported to Modelland, even though they’re not supposed to be there.”

Tyra Banks says the story idea is one she’s been thinking about for a long time. ”Modelland has always been a part of my mind and my heart,” she says. “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.”

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