Endearingly boisterous America’s Next Top Model judge and walking coach J. Alexander (Miss J to the fans) has sold a book, Follow the Model: Miss J’s Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power, to Simon Spotlight Entertainment, to be edited by Patrick Price (Mr. Price was also responsible for the seminal He’s Just Not That Into You, not to mention the Lance Bass biography Out of Sync).
The book promises to include “inspiring advice, life lessons, and self-esteem coaching for all women,” punctuated by Mr. Alexander’s “colorful anecdotes.” Expect sometime in Fall 2009, possibly alongside his CW pilot Operation Fabulous, which is described as a mix between Top Model and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Miss J will be traveling the country with fellow Top Model fixture Jay Manuel (aka Mr. J) in search of worthy, style-starved small-time girls to glam up.
Of the show, CW President of Entertainment Dawn Ostroff told the Los Angeles Times, “Jay is your parent in tough love. He tells you the way it is, but only because he wants you to be the best you can be. As much as Miss J criticizes and rolls his eyes, deep down, he’s just looking for the girl who can get it done.”