Supermodel Tyra Banks has been on fire these last few months. From her recent cover on Sports Illustrated, to announcing that she’s opening a theme park, Banks is now set to star and produce in a mini docu-series entitled ‘Beauty. ‘
The show is set to premiere on Quibi, an entertainment platform built for mobile viewing launching in 2020. The same platform is also set to produce a series on sneaker culture with Lena Waithe. According to the press release, Beauty will attempt to “break down barriers” and “challenge traditional notions” of beauty.
The show is a perfect fit for the mogul who always pushes to expand the standards of beauty by challenging 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 the entrepreneur.
“Our docu-series aims to expand and redefine the definition and beauty as we know it. Challenging why we accept certain beauty parameters and reject others and examining beliefs behind those judgements.”
The supermodel has used her experiences of being rejected in the modeling industry based on her body and skin type has led to numerous business ventures.
The TV host celebrated many different women and men in her hugely successful reality series America’s Next Top Model, which aired in 140 countries with 40 international versions. She even fought to have a plus-sized model category.
“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 black,” she said. “My empathy for women in general increased through the experience.”
In May, the former ‘Top Model’ host told Sports Illustrated that she changed her moniker from Banks to “BanX.” The new name symbolizes her rebirth and “X-ing out cookie-cutter beauty.”
“I’m taking something familiar and making it new. I’m wiser now and thicker.”