If Only, We Could All Look Like This At 48!

Tyra Banks, 45, Comes Out of Modeling Retirement to Cover SI's Swimsuit 2019 [SFW PIC]

THU MAY 09, 2019 | ABOUT 3 HOURS AGO | POSTED IN: CELEBRITY NEWS| SOURCE

Say hello to the comeback queen!

Model, TV personality, activist and entrepreneur Tyra Banks returns to the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, more than two decades after being the first black woman to grace the cover of the magazine alone in 1997.

Banks came out of modeling retirement specifically for her 2019 SI Swim photo shoot, photographed in Great Exuma, Bahamas, by Laretta Houston. The star poses in a yellow Andi Bagus string bikini as she gives her signature smouldering smize to the world.

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

This marks the third SI Swimsuit cover for Banks, 45, whose career was launched when she first starred on the cover o fSI Swimsuit in 1996, with model Valeria Mazza, followed by a solo cover in 1997.

Tyra Banks posing during her 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photo shoot in Great Exuma, Bahamas. Laretta Houston/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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