We were rooting for you, we were all rooting for you… and it paid off!
Tyra Banks shocked the world when she quit both America's Next Top Model and FABLife to focus on her other business ventures, but now we officially know what she's been up to for the past year.
That's because in addition to getting cast as a mentor on Arnold Schwarzenegger's Celebrity Apprentice, NBC just put in a series order for a brand new reality show starring Mizz Tyra herself!
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The super model will be joined by skateboard businessman (and Ridiculousness host) Rob Dyrdek and marketing specialist Rohan Oza on Funded, an entrepreneurial competition series that's being billed as a cross between The Voice and Shark Tank.
Tyra confirmed the good news in a statement on Wednesday, saying:
"I have spent my life encouraging people to BYOB — be your own boss. Making everyday people's dreams come true is what I live for. Funded is the life-changing type of television power project that gets me pumped. We will enlighten and entertain audiences big time and encourage our viewers to attack their most outrageous goals with fierce determination."
According to the press release, each standalone episode will feature existing companies competing for Tyra, Rob, and Rohan's money… with as much as $1 MILLION up for grabs!
We guess that honorary Harvard Business School degree was worth it! LOLz!!!
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Cohost Dyrdek also issued a statement in honor of the series pick-up, saying:
"We set out to create a highly entertaining show for quality business ideas with innovative entrepreneurs who, with a little bit of guidance and capital, will have explosive growth. At its core, Funded is a serial entrepreneur competition show where the winner is the American dream."
There's no word on a premiere date just yet… but we have a feeling this is gonna be some must-see network TV.
Will U be watching Funded when it debuts next season on NBC??
[Image via Tyra Banks/Instagram.]
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