Earlier this year, supermodel and host of TV show America's Next Top Model , Tyra Banks, published the first in a series of books entitled Modelland , which has stormed in at number two on the New York Times bestseller list.
In an interview with NY Daily News , Tyra said the books are: "a work of fiction that honours my love of books and fantasy, and also lets me poke fun at things I've seen in the real world… many of the characters will be inspired by some of the models I've known, both nice and 'ice'."
This should make every struggling and/or midlist SFF author happy. . . :/