We constantly advocate professional development here on Savvy, and it's nice to see celebrities take heed of that as well. Entrepreneur and former Victoria's Secrets model Tyra Banks has enrolled in Harvard's Owner/President Management Program (it's not an MBA) since last year, and is enjoying herself immensely, according to US Weekly. The program is taught in sessions spanning three weeks over the course of three years.
When she was 17, Tyra dropped out of Loyola Marymount University in order to chase her modeling career, and she says it is "one of the most difficult decisions of my entire life." Pursuing higher education has always been a dream of hers, and it looks like she picked Harvard's program because she says that "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."
Harvard is definitely one of the premier business schools in the nation, and it seems like Tyra has been receiving "mixed reactions" from her fellow classmates. The supermodel says:
"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."