Tyra Banks and Lionel Richie are famous for their modeling and music careers, respectively, but they also collaborated on a new ice cream flavor that became part of Banks’ ice cream line, Smize Cream.
The flavor made its debut on Sept. 1, 2021, and includes a vanilla ice cream base, crumbled cookies, a caramel swirl, and hearts made of milk chocolate fudge. The name was inspired by Richie’s 1983 hit song, “All Night Long.”
When Tyra called and told me she wanted to create an ice cream with me for @SMiZECream, y’all know I was excited! We put our creativity together and came up with ALL NIGHT LOVE a new ice cream flavor inspired by my favorite hometown tastes. pic.twitter.com/jRXs0ioIqx
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) September 1, 2021
Banks’ ice cream line sets itself apart by including a “surprize” in the carton, and in the case of the All Night Love flavor, it’s a “caramel-scotch cookie dough” confection.
“Smize” is a reference to a term Banks coined, which became famous on her reality show “America’s Next Top Model, which means smiling with your eyes.
In the below how-to video, Banks says one can “smize” by staring into the camera lens, keeping the face immobile, and thinking of something you desire to conjure an intense expression in the eyes.