Lights Camera Fashion: Tyra Banks Video
The supermodel gives us the scoop on her fun new novel, Modelland, and the launch of her website, TypeF.com.
Hey. It's Tyra and you're watching marieclaire?.com. My new book is called Modelland and it's about a girl by the name of Tookie De La Créme who's totally inspired by me and my life as a model. Tookie is 15 years old. She's awkward, gangly. She's like super tall. You know she is crazy like multiple personality disorder hair. She has a huge forehead just like I do and she gets called to this school. She gets totally discovered literally risks a way to this school called Modelland that has super models that actually have super powers. They actually train them and she's like what the hell am I doing here. So at the same time that Modelland is campy and fun and croaky and has all the crazy words and the crazy energy that I have. There's an underlying message about beauty and self esteem in body and expanding the definition of beauty. That's what I really stand for. There's a plus-size girl in here that gets to Modelland, also 'cause she's gonna look like me and it's a fun to read. You can get it now and it's New York Time's best seller. There's a lot of Tyra into me and I hate to speak in the 3rd person but what the hell. You know she is awkward, insecure and even to think in Modelland that happened, I don't know, seem like fine certain parallels in life, modelling career at your life. I hope Tyra went trough that. I know she went through that. I'm getting a lot of messages like on Facebook and Twitter like, oh my God, are you serious? And the last kinda pages of Modelland are like WTF. You gonna read the whole thing though to get there. Don't skip ahead or rules are won't mean anything. So I have a website called typeF.com and it's really about personalized information for women. You can come to typeF and you can actually enter all of your specifications of your body, your hair, your hair texture, your hair color, the length, the color of your skin, the shape of your face, the shape of your eyes, the color of your eyes, every single thing and then personalized information will come to you based on that information that you give and that's important to me because I feel like women need to be spoken to for the beauty and the uniqueness that they are as opposed to just like a cookie cutter one thing. So that's why take if you do. I'm really feeling Nicki Minaj right now. She was on America's Next Top Model and, you know, I know that she's rapper and I know she's very talented but what I did not know is how smart she is. People call me as this woman and Nicki Minaj is a business woman in a pink, purple or blonde wig. Don't let all the hygiene to you. She's so smart and so savvy and I'm so impressed with her and I cannot get enough of her.