Call her Professor Banks. Next summer, one of the most famous supermodels in the world will be teaching a course at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Tyra Banks announced in the Wall Street Journal that she will be co-teaching a course called “Project You: Building and Extending your Personal Brand,” which will focus on creating and honing one’s own personal brand, at Stanford University beginning in May. Banks will teach the class alongside Allison Kluger, a management professor with an impressive background in television, including producing gigs with The View and Good Morning America.
In recent years, Banks has become incredibly well-known as a television personality with her own talk show and the host of America’s Next Top Model. However, now the innovative model seems to be pivoting towards the business side of things — Top Model‘s run with Banks as host ended last year, and she’s moving on to a financial competition show called Funded.
Anyone who thinks Banks doesn’t have the background to teach the Stanford course need look no further than her degree from Harvard’s School of Business, which she obtained back in 2011.
“I’m beyond excited to teach,” Banks tweeted. “It’s in my blood and I can’t wait to meet my students.”
Let’s just hope that if any of her MBA students are named Tiffany, they come to class prepared.