Throughout Tyra Banks’ career, she has been widely recognized for modeling for countless iconic fashion houses. However, the supermodel is focused on building an empire in another market: ice cream.
Mar 17, 2023
A mother’s prayer is even more powerful when action is put behind their faith. Tyra Banks’ mother, Carolyn London, made a bold decision nearly 30 years ago that has paid off ever since for her daughter.
Nov 14, 2022
When Tyra Banks announced that she was bringing a tech-friendly theme park focused on modeling to California, the tech world sat up and took notice. As AfroTech reported, ModelLand will be somewhat like a theme park with augmented and virtual reality games and attractions. While ModelLand doesn’t have an opening date yet, according to Variety, it is also set to have food and shopping vendors, making it ideal for visitors of all ages. Despite its name, ModelLand is inclusive— not just for those looking to enter into the fashion scene — its goal is to redefine beauty standards through tech. “I am being very deliberate to make sure this is something families can come to,” Banks said. “I’m not creating this to service people who want to become models or are models.” And that was just the first of many accomplishments by Tyra Banks over the course of a career that first began nearly 30 years ago. Through her boundary-breaking hard work in the modeling industry — which she eventually...
Dec 3, 2021
Some celebrities go back to school after they become famous — and some teach college courses. More than just “stunt casting,” though, these celebrities take their roles as “professors” very seriously. They hold office hours, design full curriculums and throw themselves head-first into the work they do for the next generation of leaders. Sometimes, too, the celebrities who teach these college courses are living legends all on their own. For example, AfroTech recently reported about Grandmaster Flash, the Hip-Hop pioneer, teaching courses at the University of Buffalo. He’s also an artist in residency at the school in upstate New York. “The residency at UB gives me a chance to tell Hip-Hop’s whole story. The sights. The sounds. The places and the moments,” he said, according to the University of Buffalo. “It’s important that we get this history right. For the next generation to take music and art in new directions, they have to know where that music and art came from, who made it and...
Nov 16, 2021
When Megan Thee Stallion announced she was going back to school, fans of the Hip-Hop superstar were shocked at the announcement. After all, what would be the need for her to go back to school when her career on the charts was in full swing? But, as AfroTech previously reported, that’s exactly what she’s doing. She’s attending Texas Southern University as of this writing and plans to finish her degree in healthcare administration. Additionally, she’s making it easier for other Black women to go to school to pursue their dreams: in addition to making a huge donation toward a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to attend the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University (LIU), she’s opening up her own healthcare facility for recent graduates to work at, as well. “Come and get your experience over here,” Megan told Glamour. “Generations taking care of generations, making people feel like they are still at home, still with their families.” But Megan Thee...
Nov 10, 2021
Supermodel and TV host Tyra Banks is expanding her reach in Hollywood to develop scripted and unscripted content through her newly-inked first-look deal with Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature, Deadline reports . The UTA repped star and her production company Bankable Productions has agreed to produce new content with ABC Signature and ABC Entertainment for her upcoming projects. “Ever since I was a little girl growing up in Inglewood, California, I’ve been enamored by the magic of Disney,” said Banks in a statement . “Joining the family at ABC feels like a homecoming of sorts.” She added: “Karey Burke, Rob Mills, Jonnie Davis and their teams are visionary leaders. My Bankable team and I are pumped to create dynamic, can’t-miss programming that is loud, splashy and spans to international shores. From dramas and docu-series to comedies and cartoons, we’re coming to your screens with a mission to entertain you and your families in the most unexpected ways.” According to Variety...
Aug 24, 2020
Supermodel Tyra Banks is strutting her way to another business venture with Modelland, a family-friendly, tech-themed attraction. Banks told TechCrunch that Modelland will be somewhat like a theme-park with augmented and virtual reality games and attractions. Modelland is also set to have food and shopping vendors, making it ideal for visitors of all ages. Despite its name, Modelland is inclusive— not just for those looking to enter into the fashion scene—its goal is to redefine beauty standards through tech. “I am being very deliberate to make sure this is something families can come to,” Banks said. “I’m not creating this to service people who want to become models or are models.” Back in 2011, Banks released a novel called Modelland and now she’s continuing its theme with a physical attraction. Modelland is expected to open in Santa Monica, Calif. later this year, according to TechCrunch.
Feb 5, 2019