Tyra Banks Is Enrolled at Harvard Business School

USMagazine, Monday, March 14, 2011, 9:46am (PDT)

Tyra Banks has been attending Harvard Business School since last year. Enrolled in the Harvard Owner/President Management Program, the model turned mogul, 37, is intent on building her business savvy. "It's pretty exclusive," she told CBS News.

Pricey, too. Banks is shelling out $31,000 a year to spend just three weeks on campus over three years. "But I feel like it is so, so worth it," she said. "In order for my company to grow and be the best, and to reach these women, and to serve them, I needed the best. So I went to the best."

The ex-Victoria's Secret stunner has been interested in going back to school since dropping out of Loyola Marymount University to pursue modeling at age 17. "The day I put college on hold because I got discovered ... was one of the most difficult decisions of my entire life," she said.

So how do classmates react to the model-student? "I get mixed reactions," she said. "There are little facial expressions. ... The chin goes back, like, 'Really?' ... It's like, why is a model going to Harvard? But that's actually a good thing, because when people have low expectations, you're just constantly going, 'Ta-da!' And they're like, 'Wow.' It doesn't take a lot to wow them."


Tyra and more celebs who have have major body transformations

Learn all about Tyra's talk show

Tyra and more celebs out and about


PHOTOS: Tyra, Kim & More: Meet my wax twin!

PHOTOS: Stars who love their curves

PHOTOS: The love lives of supermodels

Show Comments
When using Facebook Connect your image and name may display on Wonderwall. All Privacy Settings are controlled by Facebook
Like us on Facebook?
Bad Ink
Thanks for subscribing!