@tyrabanks talks about the @getschooled initiative and Modelland at Bethune Middle School

UPDATE:

Hey everybody! It seems that I misread the e-mail regarding the wake-up call from @tyrabanks! All students who are over the age of 13 and living in the U.S that register at http://getschooled.com/wakeup WILL receive the wake-up call! The wake-up calls will be made throughout the school year from various artists including Tyra banks, Nicki Minaj, Greyson Chance and many more! This is all apart of their initiative to get students up in the morning and in attendance at school!

For more information check out @GetSchooled on twitter or on their website

http://getschooled.com/

The @GetSchooled program has teamed up with @Tyrabanks once again and one lucky fan will receive a wake-up call Really really I mean REALLY soon!! So hurry and sign up and the lucky winner could be you!

Tyra sits down with Tony Sculfield for an in studio radio interview about @ModellandBook!


I think adversity has been a gift to me. I think the colour of my skin, being a black woman, that is a gift. First of all, I love the colour of my skin and the colour of my people, but with this comes adversity. With this comes doors that had been slammed in my face constantly, even as a model back in my modelling days. I’d say, almost every single day I heard “You can’t do this fashion show because you’re black”, “You can’t do that magazine spread because you’re black”, “You can’t have this contract, modelling contract, because you’re black”, “You can’t be on the cover of a magazine because you’re black”. Of course they get you down but for some reason there’s something inside of me that goes “You say I can’t? Really? Watch me”.

I think adversity has been a gift to me. I think the colour of my skin, being a black woman, that is a gift. First of all, I love the colour of my skin and the colour of my people, but with this comes adversity. With this comes doors that had been slammed in my face constantly, even as a model back in my modelling days. I’d say, almost every single day I heard “You can’t do this fashion show because you’re black”, “You can’t do that magazine spread because you’re black”, “You can’t have this contract, modelling contract, because you’re black”, “You can’t be on the cover of a magazine because you’re black”. Of course they get you down but for some reason there’s something inside of me that goes “You say I can’t? Really? Watch me”.

Tyra and Minnie Mouse pose for a pic at Walt Disney World in Florida earlier this week

Tyra visits backstage with the performers of Zarkana a Cirque Du Soleil show at Radio City Music hall in New York on August 24th!

#Modelland by @tyrabanks will be in stores Sept 13th!! Can you can you can you can you survive #Modelland!

#Modelland by @tyrabanks will be in stores Sept 13th!! Can you can you can you can you survive #Modelland!

Video from the Teen Choice Awards of @tyrabanks sharing secrets from MODELLAND!! Modelland will be in stores September 13th or you can go online and pre-order it now!!