Supermodel and “America’s Next Top Model” guru Tyra Banks is about to begin her new life as a professor. Fortune magazine reports that Banks will be teaching a business course at Stanford.
“In May, the former Victoria’s Secret model will co-teach a course on creating and maintaining a personal brand at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business,” Fortune reports. “She’ll instruct some 25 MBA students on how to use social and traditional media to communicate their strengths and how to endure the ups and downs of being a business leader.”
“Students of the class will ultimately share their “honed personal brand” through three platforms — Facebook Live, local television, and YouTube — in an effort to jump-start their personal brand extension, according to the course description for Project You: Building and Extending Your Personal Brand,” the report adds.
Banks will teach the course along with co-instructor Allison Kluger, a management professor who previously worked as a producer on “The View” and “Good Morning America.”
“Banks’ newest role extends her reach into the business world,” Fortune notes. “Banks, who serves as chief executive of TYRA Beauty, is reportedly set to serve as a mentor to entrepreneurs on a “Shark Tank”-esque TV show called “Funded,” and she’s an investor in millennial career site The Muse.