23 years after her first "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit cover, TYRA BANKS is back on the cover at 45. She says, quote, "I'm wiser now and thicker." In 1997, TYRA BANKS became the first black model to get a solo cover of the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit issue.
God I remember that issue. That was the first swimsuit issue I ever got a hold of. Pretty sure I swiped it from a 7/11 too. 13 year old kids back then would do anything to get a copy of those magazines. It's all we had. That was such a good issue too. I can almost recite the whole thing by memory. But now after 23 years Tyra is back on the cover and she's looking HOT. Say what you will about her personal beliefs but you cannot deny this body.
I have no idea what they touched up, where they touched it up, or how much they touched up. I don't care to be honest. Score one for Tyra being on top of the modeling game again. 13 year-old me salutes you