March 16th, 2011
09:59 AM ET
She's a model, author, TV producer and entrepreneur, but Tyra Banks is taking her career to a whole new degree by enrolling in Harvard Business School.
"I started last summer and I didn't really talk about it. It was very incognito, my name and everything, but I decided to talk about it [now]," Banks, who recently launched the fashion and beauty site Type F, tells MTV News. "I think it's a positive thing, especially for girls to see that you can still continue to educate yourself, and you can still be fabulous and fierce and celebrate your femininity."
The "America's Next Top Model" host, whose teen novel "Model Land" will be released in September, says that by attending the Ivy League school, she's hoping to inspire others to pursue an education.
"I think a lot of girls think it's either/or, even at my age," she says. "I feel that it's never too late to continue your education. I can't just rely only on my gut. I have to have the knowledge that my professors have in order to take it to the next level."
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