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Tyra Banks is opening a Theme Park in California

Supermodel and talk show host Tyra Banks is opening a 21,000 square-foot theme park in The Santa Monica Place shopping mall dedicated to modeling. Visiting Disneyland as a child inspired her to open her own park. Banks has been planning this for 10 years and envisions this place “where visitors can embrace their natural beauty.” In an interview with WWD Banks stated that she wants to bring “modelling to the masses”, because of her past and of being rejected for being “too curvy” “I created Top Model to expand the definition of beauty based on my own pain of being told ‘no’ that I couldn’t do something because I’m curvy or I’m black,” she said. “My empathy for women in general increased through the experience.”

Modelland will be based on Banks’s semi-autobiographical novel “Modelland”

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