BY Belinda White | 15 August 2011
Supermodel Tyra Banks, who rose to fame in the early nineties after becoming the first African American woman to cover GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue , is more famous these days for her television role as the creator and host of America's Next Top Model - now in its 17th series.
With a CV like that, who could be better placed to pen a novel set against the backdrop of bitch fighting and backstabbing that is the model industry?
But anyone expecting Tyra, 37, to write a warts and all exposé of the pressures on young models, or the raw truth behind the fashion business, better think again. Modelland'is not so much an auto-biography as the stuff of a mad man's dreams.