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Tyra Banks To Open Modelland

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In 2010 Tyra Banks published her life story, a book she named Modelland. Almost 10 years later Tyra Banks has announced her plans to open a theme park inspired by Disneyland. Banks announced her project to Women’s Wear Daily, but was very mum on the details. She revealed she had been working on the project for 10 years to bring modeling to the masses. Here is what we know about the theme park:


Modelland will be a permanent attraction anchoring the Santa Monica Place shopping mall in 2019. It is a 21,000 square-foot, ticketed attraction creating a fantasy version of the modeling world. She is creating a place to allow visitors to “be the dream version of themselves,” through interactive entertainment, curated retail, and user-generated content that can be shared.

Tyra Banks is known for creating inclusion in the fashion industry. She created America’s Next Top Model because she was told “no,” for being black or curvy. Modelland is her way of creating a place everyone can be a model for a day, whether you are black, white, male, female, old young, skinny, or curvy and everything else in between.

I don’t know what to expect from this theme park, because she hasn’t let on about what it will look like, what the story line will be or any other details that can make us envision what to anticipate. It sounds like a fun place to find inspiration if you ever wondered what it would be like to be a model. I am looking forward to finding out more details about this theme park and excited to see what it will look like once it is unveiled. We may even be inclined to pay this place a visit once it opens. We’ll let you know more as this story develops.

Would You Visit Modelland Based On What You Know Now?


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