Model Author: Tyra Banks Releases First Novel
Modelland by Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks is officially adding author to her long resume. On September 13, her first novel Modelland hits stores.
To promote her latest venture, Tyra took to the streets of Manhattan dressed as her main character, Tookie—who sounds suspiciously like Tyra except for the mis-matched eyes. Tookie is described as having "untamable hair, large forehead and gawky body." She also showed off the book's cover which is done in a vintage style and shows a smizing green eye accented with golden wings.
Tyra's been working on the book for the past five years and it's the first in a trilogy. It's a story about the modeling industry, but with a fantasy twist. Amazon's description of the book says:
No one gets in without being asked. And with her untamable hair, large forehead, and gawky body, Tookie De La Crème isn’t expecting an invitation. Modelland—the exclusive, mysterious place on top of the mountain—never dares to make an appearance in her dreams.
But someone has plans for Tookie. Before she can blink her mismatched eyes, Tookie finds herself in the very place every girl in the world obsesses about. And three unlikely girls have joined her.
Only seven extraordinary young women become Intoxibellas each year. Famous. Worshipped. Magical. What happens to those who don’t make it? Well, no one really speaks of that. Some things are better left unsaid.
Thrown into a world where she doesn’t seem to belong, Tookie glimpses a future that could be hers—if she survives the beastly Catwalk Corridor and terrifying Thigh-High Boot Camp. Or could it? Dark rumors like silken threads swirl around the question of why Tookie and her new friends were selected...and the shadows around Modelland hide sinister secrets.
Are you ready? Modelland is waiting for you...
Interested? Pre-order it here.
See Tyra Banks' lookbook: