Tyra Banks to make directorial debut on ‘America’s Next Top Model’

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON - Multi-talented Tyra Banks is all set to direct a two-minute film featuring the final four contestants of America’s Next Top Model - Ann, Chelsey, Jane and Kayla.

“A lot of designers and people in the fashion industry are feeling like the future of fashion is not just still photos, but they’ve been doing mini movies where the models are acting things out,” People Magazine quoted her as saying.

In past cycles of Top Model, it’s become a rite of passage for the contestants to participate in a shoot with Banks acting as photographer, but graduating to film directing proved to be a challenge.

“Photography has been my own personal hobby for the last 8 years, so I was ready for movement. But it was so hard,” she said.

The film, which will air at the end of Wednesday’s episode was shot at a castle in Verona, Italy, and will incorporate high-fashion outfits, boyish looks, and crying scenes which channel an “over-the-top Italian drama,” Banks said.

“It was 100 degrees and the girls were really struggling with the heat. But when I got to editing, I was like, ‘Oh my god, I love this!’” she said. (ANI)

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