Tyra Banks to teach at Stanford University

Supermodel-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has been hired to teach a course to business students at Stanford University.

Banks, who received a non-degree certificate at Harvard Business School in 2012, will be back in the classroom at Harvard's rival school Stanford to share her knowledge to around 25 M.B.A. Graduate students in May next year.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Banks, 42, will co-teach a course called Project You: Building and Extending your Personal Brand.

In the class, she is said to be teaching pupils on how to use all forms of old and new media to showcase their business acumen as well as how to handle press exposure as a business leader.

Banks insisted she won't be too tough on her students but added, "If I see somebody not paying attention, I am going to call on them."

The former "America's Next Top Model" host will share the course with co-instructor Allison Kluger, who is a management professor at Stanford.

Kluger also has roots in entertainment, after serving as a producer on US breakfast programmes "The View" and "Good Morning America".

Kluger personally recruited Banks to teach the course with her, after seeing the star speak at a Stanford event about her various businesses.