Tyra Banks: How To Be Miami’s Next Top Model

If you were impressed by Tyra Banks’ resume that includes supermodel, actress and talk show host, think again. She is now a published author.

“Modelland,” the first book in the trilogy, is Banks' first stab at writing where she puts her modeling experience as the inspiration for her fictionalized novel about four girls accepted to an exclusive modeling school. And while she started walking the runway at age 15 like main character Tootie, don’t think this isn’t an autobiography, “Its heavily inspired by me, but still fiction,” she told Niteside.

And with a schedule that includes promoting her new book and the seventeenth season of her hit show “America’s Next Top Model,” she stopped into Bal Harbour’s Neiman Marcus Monday night. Hundreds of fans flocked to the store for a book reading and sipped on “mocktails” during a Q&A with Tyra. Before the fun began, she chatted with us about her twenty years in the business, why she loves Miami’s own Joe’s Stone Crab, and how you too can be a cover girl.


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