Today on the Tyra Banks Show, a new show within a show was introduced, called Modelville. Tyra is taking 5 former Top Model contestants and giving them a second chance to make it big in the fashion world. The lucky models chosen are: Fatima Siad (Cycle 10), Dominque Reighard (Cycle 10), Lauren Utter (Cycle 10), Renee Alway (Cycle 8), and Bianca Golden (Cycle 9). Tyra brought the 5 women on her show today to get updates on their lives since being on the show. Fatima admitted that she has a hard time making ends meet, sometimes not even knowing where her next meal is coming from. Dominique revealed that when she returned home from the show, she found out that her boyfriend had gotten another woman pregnant. Each woman had a story that perhaps held her back from reaching her full potential but Tyra was about to deliver some amazing news to them that could forever change their lives (again).
Today, Tyra featured the work of Lisa Price, a hardworking mother who turned herself into an entrepreur with her business, Carol’s Daughter. Lisa made her signature lotions, oils and creams right in her kitchen, selling them at a local flea market until 1999 when she opened her own boutique. Celebrities Jada Pinkett Smith and Mary J. Blige immediately took notice and got involved. Carol’s Daughter decided to team up with Tyra and Modelville to help another person make their dream a reality.
On today’s show, Lisa surprised the models with some news: they are going to write, produce, create, and direct a 30 second commercial for one of the products from Carol’s Daughter. The winner will receive a $50,000 with Lisa’s company and become a spokesperson for the website. Previous Top Model contestant Heather has already shot an ad for Carol’s Daughter and Lisa says that she’s not only looking for outer beauty but imperfection, which to her, is real beauty.
The models thought that they had a few more weeks before they were to move into their new apartment together but Tyra delivered one more surprise. The girls were moving in today, which totally caught them off guard! Over the next few weeks, we’ll see how things play out from the drama in the house to the challenges along the way to crowning a winner of Modelville.
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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