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    Wed, 12 May 2010 09:27:31

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    Oprah Winfrey wannabe Tyra Banks is penning a novel. The supermodel/actress/talk show host/producer/reality show host revealed the news via her site, www.tyra.com. "I said I was going to do it, and here it is!" Banks, 36, wrote in a post. "It's for all the girls and guys who want a lot more fantasy in their lives … and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too." Ok, Tyra, I hate to break it to you, but that sounds like chick lit, not anything a guy would want to read unless he was, well, gay.

    She continued, "It's my novel called Modelland, which is pronounced "Model Land," that takes you to a fantastical place you've never seen, or heard about, or read about before ... Where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye." Ah, the clever pun. Oh Tyra!

    The novel is part of a three-book deal with Random House. The plot details and planned release date have yet to be revealed.

    "Modelland has always been a part of my mind and my heart," she says. "I'm excited that you'll be able to read about this magical world that's been living in my dreams for so many years," she also said. This is Banks' first stab at fiction. She did publish a beauty tips book in 1998.

    Will you be reading Tyra's novel? Do you think starlets like Tyra, Lauren Conrad and Nicole Richie should stick to being celebs and stay out of the world of literature, although I wouldn't call the stuff they shill "literature?"

    —Amy Sciarretto

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