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Tyra Banks sells scripted show based on her rise to fame

Supermodel-turned-TV titan Tyra Banks is turning her attentions to scripted drama after selling a show based on her early life to a major network.

The catwalk beauty moved from the runway to the small screen when she created America's Next Top Model in 2003, which has proved a huge success and has run for 19 seasons.


Banks has also hosted her own talk show, but now she is moving into fiction after penning a script inspired by her teenage years and her rise from schoolgirl to the fashion elite.


The show, called Fivehead, has been picked up by bosses at ABC.