Model and television host Tyra Banks (pictured, via) has followed a new celebrity trend, landing a three-book deal with Delacorte Press for a YA fantasy series entitled Modelland.
According to Variety, the deal was negotiated by Bankable Enterprises, the company behind Banks’ popular show, America’s Next Top Model. The book is scheduled for a summer 2011 release. In recent months, everybody from Hilary Duff to Harlan Coben have decided to write for this hot genre.
Here’s more about the deal: “In a concept that marries Top Model and Harry Potter, Modelland centers on a teen who manages to get into an exclusive academy for ‘Intoxibel las’ — who are the most exceptional models known to humankind and harbor unknown powers. Once there, she finds herself competing to be accepted as part of that world.”