Supermodel creates ABC sitcom inspired by her forehead

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Supermodel creates ABC sitcom inspired by her forehead

Supermodel Tyra Banks is the executive producer of “Fivehead.

Supermodel Tyra Banks is the executive producer of “Fivehead."

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Supermodel Tyra Banks is the executive producer of “Fivehead."

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Supermodel Tyra Banks is the executive producer of “Fivehead."

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Tyra Banks, an international supermodel, producer, author, Harvard Business School graduate, talk show host and highly acclaimed media personality, is currently working on a new show that will be produced by ABC.

It is the story of a black teen girl’s struggles through the treacherous years of high school and the torturous taunts she has to endure from her classmates because she has a big forehead.

This  gritty new sitcom called “Fivehead” is an autobiographical show based on the Banks’ life.

“In high school, if you have glasses, you’re a four eyes, if you have braces, you’re a metal mouth but if you had my forehead? You’re a fivehead,” Banks said, explaining the title to Deadline.com.

The show is still in the early stages of development, but Banks is working with her life long friend, Kenya Barris, according to Deadline.com.

Barris also co-created Banks’ smash-hit reality show “America’s Next Top Model” which is currently in its 19th season.

Barris told Deadline.com that he is very excited to be a part of this project, since he has known Banks for so long. 

According to Barris, the refined and sophisticated Banks was “nutty” as a child, so it looks like this new comedy project may have some good material after all.

One concern is that after a season or two, they will run out of material, since Banks only went to high school for two years before being signed by a modeling agency and catapulted to international stardom. 

Since Banks has been in the spotlight since she was a teen, she hardly had a normal adolescence. She signed to Elite Model Management at the age of 16,  Banks moved to Milan to pursue modeling.

But then again, Banks may be able to spin those experiences into comedic gold. Who knows, maybe she is a comedy genius. It is hard to know all the facets of Banks. I mean, she is such an infinitely complex person.

Perhaps the third season could tell the story of Banks getting picked up by a modeling agency and becoming rich and famous. This would be a refreshing move since fans rarely get to hear all about Banks’ climb to stardom. However the show is handled, Banks is no television novice, and she will definitely figure something out. 

“America’s Next Top Model” is a show that just will not quit. It is currently in its 19th season since it first aired in 2003. That is an average of 1.73 cycles per year, meaning that fans have never had to go for long periods without being graced by Banks’ magnificent wit and personality.

With the launch of her new comedy series, Banks is going to make sure her face remains on the television screens of America.