Are You Ready For Tyra Banks’ Modelland?

Catherine Michelle

February 7, 2019

Tyra Banks has something fabulous coming our way.


Get ready, cos an exciting new attraction is about to open its doors: Make way for Modelland!


Yup, that’s right. The gorgeous supermodel is opening a model-themed theme park at Santa Monica Place in California. The barrier-breaking America’s Next Top Model creator and entrepreneur is keeping much of the deets hush hush for now, but she has revealed that Modelland is inspired by Disneyland, and will be a multi-level ticketed, experiential attraction that will include retail, dining and entertainment.


Tyra dished to Variety:

“Modelland is going to be a place where the modeling world meets fantasy, meets entertainment, meets technology, meets retail, meets dining, meets … your fiercest best self you could ever imagine.


From the beginning, when creating this attraction, I wanted Modelland to go beyond just a place to go to, but to be a place to feel emotion. You have to go there, you have to be part of it and you have to interact and focus on yourself.


It’s all about you.” 


Tyra also teased the exciting news on social media. Taking to Instagram, she posted an image wherein her face is seen popping out from a bed of flowers with colorful birds. Along with the photo, she wrote:

“My dream for you will soon be a reality. #ModelLand. A place where everyone can be a model. A place where all beauty is celebrated.


I can’t wait for you to Step Into Your Light.”


Modelland is ten years in the making, and will be a place where all walks of life are welcome, Tyra also stated:

“This isn’t just targeted at models, or model-dreamers. This is where you come as a mom or dad to bring your teenage daughter or son, host your birthday or bachelorette party, where couples come on a date. There will be something for everyone.”


And she added that there are plans to expand Modelland, and open across the country and beyond:

“Macerich’s Santa Monica Place will be our inaugural flagship with strategic plans to open in other major cities across the US. And we have a robust strategy to expand globally as well. Yes, it is indeed a franchise.” 


Modelland is set to open in late 2019. WE CANT WAIT!!!