Supermodel and media queen Tyra Banks is expanding her empire. The “America’s Next Top Model” star has just signed a new deal that will have her writing a series of fantasy novels that revolve around the world of modeling. The first installment, titled “Modelland,” will follow a teenager who attends an academy for exceptional models called Intoxibellas. “Modelland” — which will be published in the summer of 2011 — will cover a wide range of topics including relationships and body image. Banks discussed her upcoming book on her website writing, quote, “I’m so excited!! I said I was going to do it, and here it is! It’s for all the girls and guys who want a lot more fantasy in their lives…and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too.”
Tyra is currently finishing up her run on the Emmy Award-winning “Tyra Banks Show.” Banks decided to end her show after five seasons to start her production company Bankable Studios.

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