As any Tyra Banks fan worth their salt knows, the supermodel isn’t shy about discussing her teenage years. Banks regularly admits they were packed with painful bullying, awkwardness and low self-esteem. Obviously, vindication came in the form of her absurdly successful career as a supermodel, talk show host, and mega”America’s Next Top Model” franchise, but now it looks like the lens will be turned on Banks’ less-than-glamorous years — ABC has picked up “Fivehead,” a sitcom based on the smize queen‘s years as a bullied teenager.
“In high school, if you have glasses, you’re a ‘four eyes’, if you have braces, you’re a ‘metal mouth’ but if you had my forehead? You’re a fivehead,” Banks told Deadline. (In case you haven’t deduced, fivehead is apparently a playground nickname for one bearing a large forehead).
Banks is co-creating and executive producing the show with Kenya Barris (Fox’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”), a childhood friend and longtime business partner with whom Banks also co-created “America’s Next Top Model,” now in its 19th cycle.