Tyra Banks visited “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to talk about her grad school diva moment, “America’s Next Top Model” and her new Web venture.
TypeF.com is “a place that’s about personalization for fashion and beauty,” Tyra said, adding that “typeF celebrates women’s uniqueness” and offers users advice and info based on their specific attributes and features.
The new site launched on March 15 with a message from Tyra that promises to help sisters learn to accentuate their positives.
“There are other sties out there–and I’m not tryin’ to hate—they tell you this is the look of the season, and this is how you must look. … They don’t tell you how to wear that hot look for the season and tailor it for you,” Tyra said. “You need advice and ideas and suggestions and tips from the pros that cater to you. That’s what typeF does, and that’s what I’m gonna do.”
There’s little doubt that Tyra will use her fashion connections to help set her site apart from the rest. She’s already got a video featuring “ANTM” judge and designer Andre Leon Talley.
Tyra also shared that she “freaked out” when she first learned she’d have to stay in a dorm as a student at Harvard University’s School of Business.
“I do have my own bed, and my own room, but we share a living room, a kitchen a study area…,” said Tyra, who said the program requires students to stay in campus housing. “I freaked, freaked, freaked out, and now I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Check out a video of Tyra and Andre from typeF.com and below that, watch a clip of her on Jimmy Fallon.
-Tracy L. Scott