Former supermodel and America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks, whose make-up free selfie spawned both online love and hate, will invite audiences into The FABLife, her new daytime talk show set to premiere live from Los Angeles on ABC this September.
Banks, who followed up her barefaced Instagram photo with a hi-res glossy showing off the wonders of makeup, will add her raw transparency to a panel of lifestyle experts on The FABLife, who International Design Times reports will include Yahoo Style Editor-in-Chief Joe Zee and interior designer Lauren Makk. Banks will reportedly make room for YouTubers and internet tastemakers. Banks’ show will also feature Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and wife of R&B singer John Legend Chrissy Teigen. Teigen, who also appears on Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, will serve as a social media specialist.
While rumors of discord and drama between the two supermodels are already circulating on the internet, Banks took to Twitter to sarcastically shut them down.
Banks and Teigen were all smiles when Tyra tweeted the announcement about her new show.https://twitter.com/tyrabanks/status/577553905476747264
Variety reports that in addition to Banks’ on-screen expert panel, The FABLife has a behind-the-scenes dream team that includes Emmy-winning producers Shane Farley and George Davilas and co-executive producer Rebecca Mayer. Farley’s credits include Rachel Ray’s talk show while Davilas is responsible for launching The Doctors. Banks will also co-executive produce the show.
Banks, who was recently spotted out and about in LA with her Norwegian photographer boyfriend of two years, Erik Asla, is no stranger to daytime television. Banks hosted the Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year and is an accomplished actress who has appeared on Glee, Gossip Girl, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In addition to hosting America’s Next Top Model, Banks also produced the show from 2003 to 2014 as well as The Tyra Banks Show that ran from 2008 to 2010, and competition shows Stylista that ended its run in 2009 and True Beauty, which wrapped in 2010.
Banks’ The FABLife is a Disney/ABC Television Group production.
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