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Tyra Banks is returning to modeling. The 36-year-old has gone back to her first agency, IMG, but this time is aligning the firm with her own company, Bankable Enterprises.
The America’s Next Top Model host said: “The last time I was with IMG, I was set on taking on the modeling world in the high fashion and commercial sectors. Now I’m dreaming even bigger but this time for my company as well.
“Aligning myself with brands that I believe in, and helping them achieve the kind of success they’re looking for, helps all of us as we grow our businesses.”
As part of the new deal, Tyra will participate in commercial endorsements and other fashion-related opportunities.
IMG’s Chairman and CEO Ted Forstmann added: “Tyra is a global brand and we are happy to welcome her back to the IMG family.”
Tyra is also soon to bring out her first novel, Modelland, which she promises will be “inspired by some of the models I’ve known–both nice and ‘ice.’ ”