Tyra Banks recently tweeted a photo of Ariana Grande, praising her ponytail and using the hashtag #GrandeFierceness. Grande then asked Banks what she would do if Grande were to appear on a makeover episode of “America’s Next Top Model.” “I teach Personal Branding at [Stanford] and on day one, my lecture touches on the power of your pony. An iconic, visual cue to the world that identifies you!” Banks replied. “You betta not touch that tail.” Tyra Banks recently gave Ariana Grande’s signature hairstyle her coveted seal of approval. On Wednesday, the supermodel tweeted a photo of Ariana Grande, praising her ponytail and using the hashtag #GrandeFierceness. Grande then quote-tweeted the praise and asked Banks what she would do if Grande were to appear on a makeover episode of “America’s Next Top Model.” “i always wondered what you’d do w my hair on the makeover episodes,” Grande wrote. “i’m … [Read more...] about Tyra Banks loves Ariana Grande’s signature ponytail so much that she lectures about its ‘power’ in her class at Stanford
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Supermodel-turned-media-mogul Tyra Banks says she is planning to open a theme park based on modeling. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Banks is set to launch ‘Modelland,’ a 21,000-square-foot theme park at the at Santa Monica Place shopping mall, this year. The park will be “a fantasy version of the modeling world to let visitors “be the dream version of themselves” through interactive entertainment, curated retail and user-generated content that can be shared,” Banks told WWD. “Men, women, families—all generations—can come and enter this model world for a day, have a fun shopping experience, and an eventful meal. This will be the first of many,” she said. The idea for the park is based on Banks’ 2011 novel of the same name, Modelland. The novel is loosely based on Banks’ life and landed on The New York Times best-seller list. In addition to the planned theme park, Banks has launched several business … [Read more...] about Report: Tyra Banks to Open a ‘Model-Themed’ Amusement Park
Having impacted the modeling world by bucking body and beauty standards in her own career and launching the careers of modeling hopefuls through her long-running show America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks is embarking on a new endeavor: Modelland, a sprawling attraction à la Disneyland with the aim of celebrating and empowering all types of beauty. “Modelland is not just a place to us; It’s a movement,” said Banks in an interview with Variety. “Yes, it’s an attraction and a destination, but above all, it’s the genesis for people with all types of different beauty to feel seen and validated.” But don’t think of this as just an Instagram-focused pop-up experience like the Museum of Ice Cream. Modelland’s flagship location will debut later this year in a 21,000-square-foot, multi-level space in Santa Monica, California. There are already plans in place to expand in the U.S. and globally with programming possibilities that … [Read more...] about Tyra Banks wants to be the next Walt Disney with her new venture Modelland
MANILA — Tyra Banks has made no secret of her “obsession” with Catriona Gray’s “Lava Walk” — and now the American supermodel has taken it a step further, by ordering her own pair of shoes from the designer whom the beauty queen has credited as instrumental to her success. Jojo Bragais, who designed the shoes Gray wore during her Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe bids, now counts Banks among his Hollywood celebrity clients. “‘Di ba si Tyra Banks, she commended ‘yung ‘Lava Walk’ ni Cat? Sobrang funny because the stylist of Tyra Banks called me up. ‘Hey, puwede ka bang gumawa ng shoes for Tyra Banks?’” Bragais narrated. Banks ordered a pair of thigh-high boots and a pair of mid-calf boots from Bragais, the designer told ABS-CBN News. The “America’s Got Talent” host is expected to wear her custom-made Bragais shoes to an upcoming event. Banks, perhaps best known for her original … [Read more...] about Tyra Banks orders shoes from Catriona’s collaborator Jojo Bragais
MANILA - Supermodel Tyra Banks has been "thinking" about Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's "lava walk," and it seems that the pageant organization is willing to turn those musings into reality. The "America's Next Top Model" host and producer on Friday randomly tweeted: "Can’t stop thinking about that #LavaWalk." The "lava walk" was Gray's signature sashay that helped her win the fourth Miss Universe crown for the Philippines in December 2018. The Miss Universe Organization saw her post and replied: "We would love to see you and @catrionaelisa #lavawalk together!" Gray was giddy over Banks' most recent praise for her catwalk skills. "Would be a dream @tyrabanks," the Filipina beauty queen said on her Instagram stories, adding crying and heart emojis. Banks first lauded Gray during the Miss Universe preliminaries when the Bicolana beauty stunned the audience with her "slo-mo twirl." "Pinoy power to the max!!!" Banks said in a tweet shortly after the Miss Universe swimsuit … [Read more...] about Will Tyra Banks, Catriona Gray do ‘lava walk’ together?