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Tyra Banks on the runway for Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, 1991.

Tyra Banks, the model who created and hosts the gripping intellectual enterprise that is America’s Next Top Model, is opening a theme park in Los Angeles called ModelLand. This will no doubt come as great news to the world’s “modelizers”, that breed of dead-eyed, hair-slicked, suit-wearing, over-moneyed, puddle-shallow men in early middle age (think of the Trump boys) who, says the Urban Dictionary, “associate habitually with models”.

“Associate”. Classy. Like Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson “associate” with models.

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