About five months after Tyra Banks revealed that she’s opening a theme park based on modeling, the West Coast native announced that she’s executive producing and starring in a new docuseries titled “Beauty.”
The project is slated to run on the entertainment app Quibi, which launches in spring of 2020, and the supermodel said it will challenge what society considers beautiful.
“As I look into the future, I see radical changes in both how people attain beauty and how the world perceives beauty,” said Banks, who recently suspended her retirement to be on Sports Illustrated’s latest swimsuit edition.
“Our docuseries aims to expand and redefine the definition of beauty as we know it,” she added. “Challenging why we accept certain beauty parameters and reject others and examining the beliefs behind those judgments.”
Undoubtedly, Banks — who recently switched her professional name to BanX — has been on a mission to change the perception of beauty for much of her career.
In fact, that’s partially why she’s opening the theme park Modelland in Santa Monica, California, because throughout her modeling experiences she’s often been rejected because of body type and skin color.
Those experiences also led Banks to create a plus-sized model category on her reality series “America’s Next Top Model.” The series airs in over 140 countries with 40 international versions.
“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 in February when first discussing the theme park. “My empathy for women in general increased through the experience.”