October 19th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
Tyra Banks' recently released young adult novel “Modelland” was five years in the making, and Ty Ty says it was a stressful endeavor. So much so that it sounds like the multitasking star's hair took a hit.
“How can I say this without tearing up?” the model-turned-mogul told The Wall Street Journal. “I got a little alopecia from the stress.”
The process may have been difficult, but the 37-year-old "America's Next Top Model" host said coming up with the idea was easy. “I was riding in the back of a car on the FDR and the idea just popped in my head,” recalled Tyra, who noted, “I've always felt very connected to teens.”
"Modelland" has been shooting up the best-seller list since its release last month. The story is set in a dystopian fantasy world and follows teen outcast Tookie de la Crème.
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