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.