*Tyra Banks has inked a three-book deal with Delacorte Press for a fantasy series set at an elite school for supermodels.
Delacorte, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, said Tuesday that the first novel, “Modelland,” is due in the summer of 2011.
The story will follow a girl who tries to maintain her beauty game while navigating the drama brought by the students, who are dubbed “Intoxibellas.”
“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,” Banks wrote on her web site describing “Modelland.”
After retiring from modeling in 2005, Banks launched her day-time talk show, which ends this year. Banks also produces and serves as a judge on the reality show “America’s Next Top Model.”
She authored a how-to make-up book in 1998, called “Tyra’s Beauty, Inside and Out.” “Modelland” will be her first fiction book.