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Tyra Banks Takes Us To Modelland

September 23, 2011 08:03 AM by Kristin Watson

America’s Next Top Model creator Tyra Banks recently released her book Modelland (which she’s been heavily promoting) and if you haven’t checked it out, keep reading to find out what she had to say about dipping into the author pool…

CW personality Tyra Banks knows it’s not easy for fans to be on board with every project you do, but with her book Modelland, which is a three-part series, it was especially nerve wracking.

According to a report from ABC News, Tyra Banks said in regards to a fan posting a picture promoting her book, “That was really touching to see that … especially for something new. I’m new at this. I’ve never written a fiction book before and that really touched me.”

Banks added, ”You forget that people are gonna be excited about (the book) and are gonna read it.”

If you’re not familiar, Modelland tells the story of an awkward teen, Tookie De La Creme, who gets the opportunity to attend an “elite” academy called Modelland.

Tyra Banks is all about keeping it real and having the chance to write for a young audience who can relate to the book is that much more rewarding,

Tyra Banks said, “That’s an audience that I personally am passionate about.”

She added, “I feel like young girls in particular are going through that transition into adulthood and there’s a lot of self-doubt, there’s a lot of insecurity, there’s a lot of self-acceptance issues when they look in the mirror at their reflection and they don’t necessarily feel good enough or that they measure up.”

She drew from experiences she’s face in the industry or talked about on her talk show to create Modelland and it’s very possible this book could make it to the big screen — maybe.

Tyra Banks revealed Hollywood did approach her when she revealed she was writing the book, which still has two more series to go.

Tyra Banks explained, “I would love to open up the ‘Modelland’ casting to the world. I’m looking for an Everygirl to possibly play one of the characters in the story.”

What do you think of Modelland the movie? Check out Modelland in stores now.

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