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Is Tyra Banks America's Next Top Teacher?

Say hello to America's Next Top... Teacher? Former super model Tyra Banks, 42, is going to teach at Stanford in 2017.
2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Day 3
Tyra Banks speaks onstage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Paras Griffin / Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival

Say hello to America's Next Top... Teacher?

Former supermodel Tyra Banks, 42, became a household name after being the first African American woman on the cover of Sports Illustrated and GQ.

She then rebranded herself as an actress, television personality, talk show host and producer. Her long-running reality TV show, "America's Next Top Model," ended in 2015 after 12 successful years. So naturally, the model-turned-business woman will teach a class about "creating and protecting a personal brand" at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business next May.

The 25 students in the former Victoria's Secret model's two-week class will be required to create a video introducing themselves along with a new brand vision, according to the course description.

And the supermodel says she won't allow phone usage unless it's to "tweet something I said."

"If I see somebody's not paying attention, I'm gonna call on them," Banks told The Wall Street Journal.

Banks' teaching news comes months after she confirmed "Life-Sized 2", the sequel to the popular early 2000's Disney Movie, "Life-Sized”, and the birth of her first child, York Banks Asla, this January.

Ms. Banks will teach alongside Allison Kluger. Kluger is a management professor who has worked for "The View" and "Good Morning America."

"I'm beyond excited to teach," Banks tweeted Monday. "It's in my blood and I can't wait to meet my students."

Banks isn't the first celebrity A-lister to make a teaching appearance on college campuses.

Oprah Winfrey taught a class titled "Dynamics of Leadership" at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of management in 2000. Matthew McConaughey will teach a film class at The University of Texas, his alma mater, this fall. And Angelina Jolie will instruct a Women, Peace and Security course at the London school of Economics next year.

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