Tyra Banks Returns To Her Modeling Roots On The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue!

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Tyra Banks comes out of modeling retirement to front Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue for 2019! This marks the third SI Swimsuit cover for Banks, who made history as the first black woman to appear on the cover alone in 1996.

“My first one was 23 years ago, how crazy is that,” an excited Banks said on Good Morning America Wednesday where she revealed her new cover. “I’m like damn — I’m 45 dog!”

LOL! Indeed.


Along with Banks, models Camille Kostek, U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan each grace their own individual covers for this year’s issue

“The three women that make up the covers of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue represent the brand in the most powerful way possible. While each individual woman is so unique, they come together cohesively to tell a spectacular story,” said SI Swimsuit Editor, MJ Day. “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.”

Images: Sports Illustrated