Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tyra Takes on Magazines!



TV talk show host, producer and former supermodel, Tyra Banks, just solidified a deal with the CW to produce a fashion magazine based reality series for the network. Banks will team up with veteran "America's Next Top Model" producer Ken Mok along with several other producers who make Bravo's "Project Runway," a runaway reality hit.

The new series has been described as "The Assistant" meets "The Devil Wears Prada." The show will also serve as a potential companion to "America's Next Top Model."

"It will be a competition show about aspiring assistants looking to become assistant editors at a fashion magazine," says Mok.

Like with most reality shows, experts are needed. The producers are currently negotiating with a popular fashion magazine to host the contestants. The editors from the chosen magazine will judge, as well as lend their expertise to the competing future journalists.

All magazine and fashion loving reality TV junkies will definitely tune in. I know I'll be watching!

8 comments:

kbl said...

Tyra is sooo fabulous! She appears to be down to earth and real. I love to see women of color thriving doing bigger and better things!

Get down girl, go head get down!

Tawanna said...

Ms.Banks is slowly but surely building a fantastic empire, and looking good while doing so!

Ondo Lady said...

Wow, that sounds amazing!! I cannot wait to see it. She is nutty but man, she has lots of drive and ambition.

K-Bear said...

Oh my goodness, Tyra is not playing! This new show sounds like more irresistible foolishness. I can't wait to see it. BTW, Tyra is as beautiful now as she was years ago when she first got started. She is definitely doing something right! Kudos to my sistah!

Ashley-Nicole said...

Ever since the Devil Wears Prada and Ugly Betty came on to the scene, everybody wants to get into fashion journalism/magazines. I'll definetly tune in since I am an aspiring magazine journalist. I bought the new issue of Essence with Tyra on the cover, she is definetley a media mogul!

TravelDiva said...

Say what you will about Tyra and her fakeness, but she is definitely getting her mini-Oprah on. Go ahead Tyra!

Azeeza said...

I really wanted to attend the casting audition for this, I could have made it on with my passion for fashion combined with my corporate savvyness all topped with my flare for drama ;) I'm positive BGG agrees!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Azeeza, you should've definitely tried out for it...you would have been perfect!!! LOL!!!