You can count on Tyra Banks to find ways to many money off her brand. This time, the self-made media mogul tells her childhood story through a new comedy series called “Fivehead.”
From The Huffington Post
Even though Tyra Banks was bullied in her teenage years, the supermodel has ensured that she’ll be the one having the last laugh with her upcoming television series “Fivehead.”
The awkward teen-turned-model-turned-television mogul has just sold the scripted show based on her life to ABC, Deadline.com reports. “Fivehead” will cover her experience as a high schooler with low self-esteem prior to becoming one of the most successful models in the biz — not such a bad way to show up former bullies, huh?
For those of you not up on your schoolyard lingo, the term “fivehead” refers to people with a relatively large forehead, so the title of the show is a playful nod to Tyra’s teenage insecurity. “In high school, if you have glasses, you’re a ‘four eyes’, if you have braces, you’re a ‘metal mouth’ but if you had my forehead? You’re a ‘fivehead,’” Tyra explained to Deadline.com.
The 38-year-old model has reportedly enlisted the help of television writer and childhood friend Kenya Barris to co-create, executive produce and write the show (they’ll both be creating the characters and storyline together though). He also co-created “America’s Next Top Model” (now in it’s 19th and totally revamped season), so we suspect he was a shoe-in for his new role.