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Supermodel Tyra Banks has said before that the smize isn’t made, it’s learned. And last night she tried her damnedest to teach late-night TV host Conan O’Brien smile with his eyes.
Thanks to the ladies over at Jezebel, we learned the first chapter of Tyra’s debut novel, Modelland, had been posted on Barnes & Noble’s website. We did a read-through and, believe it or not, it’s actually worse than we had imagined.
Tyra Banks stopped by Good Morning America this morning to chat with Robin Roberts about her new book, life at Harvard Business School, and her hopes for a legacy beyond this lifetime. The segment was hilarious for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to her almost terrifying amount of energy, the absurdist Harry Potter-meets-ANTM plot of her book, and the fact that she was wearing a gold wing-shaped decoration on her face.
When we heard Tyra Banks had inked a book deal, we assumed it would be your standard “How To” tome. As in, “Much Ado About Smizing”, or something. But silly us to think she’d go and do something sort of logical — after all we’re talking about the woman who has created an empire around the premise of plucking slightly above average girls out of obscurity, shaving their heads and calling them models. So from the pretty little head that brought Andre Leon Talley to the CW, comes the young adult fantasy series, “Modelland.”