Check out Tyra Banks!
The supermodel extraordinaire has strut out of retirement to scorch the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Swimsuit Issue.
Now a mother, mogul, and media personality, Banks hung up her catwalk heels in 2005 to focus on many of her successful ventures.
Yet, in somewhat of a full circle moment, she’s back a-front of the coveted issue.
See, Banks first appeared in S.I in 1996 and in 1997 made history as the first Black woman to cover the Swimsuit edition alone.
Speaking on her return, SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day said:
“Since Tyra’s first cover in 1996, she’s transformed herself into nothing less than a mogul, a cultural force and a supernova of inspiration and empowerment. She’s kind of the Swimsuit Issue ethos come to life, everything we know this franchise can be.”
The theme of this year’s Swimsuit issue, which features 34 women, is ‘Shattering Perceptions.’ It bills its intent as being to “redefine the cultural conversation around beauty by celebrating a diverse group of women.”
And in spotlighting Banks – a fierce, 45-year-old, force – they are certainly living up to said aim.