So, remember when we told you Tyra Banks would be returning to daytime TV in the near future? Well, plans have been finalized and the supermodel turned super-mogul will officially act as host of ‘The Fab,’ a The View-style chatfest, which will officially hit TV screens across the country in the fall of 2015. read more » » » »
Supermodel Tyra Banks is once again expanding her portfolio. After conquering the catwalk the beauty icon went on to conquer the world of daytime TV and eventually reality TV. Tyra is now ready to make her next move, which according to a press release is the unveiling of her new cosmetics line “Tyra Beauty.”
According to Tyra, her makeup line has been years in the making and is the reason why she went back to school in 2010 to further her education. “Do you know how good it feels to finally be able to tell the world why I attended Harvard Business School?!,” she tweeted to her fans. I truly learned how to master building and leading my own cosmetic experience.” read more » » » »
Thanks to Tyra’s continued success with America’s Next Top Model, Naomi was able to score her own TV modeling competition The Face, which was recently picked up for a second season and is due to start airing in Australia and the U.K. later this year.
Likewise, thanks to Tyra’s former success as a talk show host, Naomi too is rumored to have recently been offered the opportunity to host her own daytime chat fest.
On the eve of her appearance at next month’s global television conference MIPCOM, Naomi reportedly dropped the news while discussing her plans to expand The Face to more markets overseas.
“I’ve been offered several opportunities by a major U.S. network,” Naomi reportedly told the Telegraph. “Right now I am focused on expanding The Face but I’m ruling nothing out. I’ve already started doing my research.”
Rumor has it the network is Fox and that they’re looking to shore up their daytime line-up with hosts they hope can bring in a younger audience, à la The Wendy Williams Show and Tamar Braxton’s The Real.
Two years after surprising the world by enrolling in Harvard Business School, 39-year old supermodel Tyra Banks has earned her degree, graduating from the school’s prestigious Owner/President Management Program.
Though an already successful entrepreneur with several lucrative ventures under her belt, Tyra said she went back to school to better learn how to manage those businesses, as well as the multitude of opportunities that were coming her way.
So, what will the CEO of Bankable Productions do with her newfound business knowledge? Well, when being interviewed by Professor Youngme Moon earlier this month, Tyra said she wants to turn her brand into a sustainable legacy and cites Walt Disny and Virgin’s Richard Branson as her role models.
“I’m not looking to build my company based on fans,” she said. “Rather, I feel a responsibility to spread my message of empowerment, self-esteem, and beauty in a way that’s consistent with my ethos and, hopefully, favorable to my bottom line.”
If you are a frequent watcher of America’s Next Top Model then you know how much Tyra Banks loves to show off her smizing abilities. So it should come as no surprise that the video below, shot by photographer Marcus Gabb for issue No 7 of I Love You Magazine, is full of Tyra doing what she loves to do best.
Tyra is shown staring wide-eyed into the camera while screaming, scrunching her face, gesturing “I hate you” then “I love you” and finally doing some sort of weird robotic dance.
“I just told her to perform, do her thing and to stop when she felt like,” Gaab told Nowness.com, “But she didn’t stop, she kept on voguing. There was no rehearsal; she invented the whole thing while we were there.”
And while the video clearly shows Banks’ kooky side, one must not confuse the person with the persona. Nowness says “beneath the caricature Banks is a shrewd business woman,” and quotes Banks as saying, “When I was a little girl and went to Disneyland, I didn’t know that all this was from Walt Disney. That’s what I want to be. Me being behind the scenes, the business woman, creating new stars, products, projects.”
Supermodel Tyra Banks can officially add bestselling author to her ever growing list of accomplishments.
Tyra’s first book, “Modelland,” is a fictional account of a 15-year old girl who dreams of making it big as a model. Her dream soon becomes reality when she receives an invitation to Meodelland, where she quickly learns things are not quite what they appear.
Released on September 13th, “Modelland” has become a hit with the teen audience, debuting at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list, #1 on Barnes & Noble and #2 on Amazon.
There is also word that Tyra is looking to bring Modelland to the big screen via her own Bankable Productions.
A teary eyed Tyra Banks bid farewell to her audience today as she taped the last episode of her daytime talk show. The model turned talk show hostess took a walk down memory lane, showcasing memorable clips of past guests and reminiscing on how a journalist once told her that her show would be canceled in 2 weeks. Five years and 2 Emmys later, Tyra says she feels vindicated. The model went on to let her fans know that she wasn’t retiring, but rather moving on to a new phase in her life that includes producing movies and releasing books under her own Bankable Studios production company.
Yep. Tyra Banks is adding author to her already long list of professional credits. The 36 year old supermodel is set to release “Modelland,” her first novel, through her own Bankable Books publishing company. According to Tyra, the book is for those boys and girls who want a little more fantasy in their lives.
Taking place in the fictional world of Modelland- the book will follow the lives of a group of women known as the “Intoxibellas.” Tyra says Intoxibellas are drop-dead gorgeous women who are “kick-butt fierce” and have super powers.
Modelland (pronounced Model Land), will be the first of 3 novels in the trilogy and is set to be released later this year- though Tyra gives no official date.
You would have to be living under a rock not to notice how much slimmer Tyra Banks is looking these days. After having come under fire for her own weight issues, it seems the model took the criticism to heart and decided to do something about it. Tyra says she embarked on a “Get Fit/Healthy” challenge with several of her friends and came out the winner. The models says she has earned her “bragging rights” and is now ready to show off the results… sans any airbrushing or camera tricks.
And if you want to know exactly what Tyra did to lose the reported 30 pounds, tune in to her talk show tomorrow, where she will reportedly reveal all.
Tyra Banks donned a variety of outfits earlier this week as she posed for photographers on the streets of New York City. The Bankable Productions mastermind recently made news when Forbes named her the top moneymaking female in prime time. Thanks to her hit show “America’s Next Top Model,” (and others) Tyra pulled in an astounding 30 million dollars last year- beating out stars like Katherine Heigl, Eva Longoria, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
After weeks of build up, Tyra Banks kicked off today’s episode of her show by showing the world what she had been hiding from them for years… her real hair. The Super Model walked out on stage with her hair slicked back, revealing it had just been cut. The singer would later post a Twit Pic of her locks- pre cut, and asked if it was what people expected. I have to say for me it was. We all knew Tyra wasn’t bald, just as many sistas who wear weaves and wigs aren’t bald. Truly, I don’t get all the hype. I do however wish more celebrity sistas would rock their own hair. Acceptance of what we’ve got is the first step towards true acceptance of who we are.