Tyra Banks Is On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated SI At 45 And, Well, F*ck Me

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earl-jonas - May 9, 2019


Tyra Banks officially came out of modeling retirement to once again grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and the Internet agrees that she looks hotter than ever. Banks debuted her viral cover in dramatic fashion live on Good Morning America. Banks states that she's always preached body positivity at any age, and now, at forty-five, it's time for her to put her money where her rack is. I mean mouth:

There is this stereotype that only a 20-year-old woman in a bikini is hot. Like once we reach a certain age, we are no longer desirable. But I want to show that modeling has no age. I’m coming out of retirement to practice what I preach.


SI reminds us that it's been twenty-three-years since Banks became the first black woman ever to cover their publication. While those boobs are still as lucious as you might remember, Banks states that she's adjusting her wardrobe to accentuate her curvy bod:

I know the tricks. Like, the thicker you are, the smaller the swimsuit should be. It makes your curves look more luscious than stuffing yourself into giant underwear-type bottoms. So, I needed a suit that was like dental floss.


Or, how about just wear nothing at all. Just spitballing here. In addition to her interview in SI, Banks took to Twitter to share this inspirational sentiment with her adoring fans:

This is for everybody that has been told that they are not good enough because of their body, their age, their everything. #BanX is here to tell you that you ARE friggin’ fierce no matter what anybody says! Drop mic now!

Well, if I put on that bikini I'd be put down by Animal Control, but thanks for the encouragement anyway. What do you guys think of Tyra's new spread? Is she truly better than ever?


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 08: (L-R) Hunter McGrady, Camille Kostek, Halima Aden, Tyra Banks and MJ Day attend the Build Series to discuss '2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue' at Build Studio on May 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)

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