Tyra Banks on the beach: The model, 45, poses in racy bathing suits for stunning Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue portfolio
She surprised fans with her return to modelling as she graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover last week, 22 years after appearing on the front of the publication for the first time.
And despite retiring from the modeling game in 2005, Tyra Banks’ new shots prove she still has it.
The 45-year-old beauty striped down to a skimpy bikini to pose for the magazine while in the Bahamas.
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She’s still got it! Tyra Banks set pulses racing on Monday, as two more photos from her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue of her wearing a bikini were released
Tyra opted for a sea green triangular string bikini that only just covered her ample 34DD breasts.
She teamed the look with a pair of risque bottoms that kept her modest.
The mom-of-one had her long brunette tresses styled out naturally into beach waves and draped over one shoulder.
Tyra’s glam was kept sun-kissed with attention on her smokey eyes and lips as she starred down the camera with her signature ‘smize’.
Soaking it all in! In another shot from the publication, Tyra was seen laying out on the sand as she let the warm sun shine on her
In another shot from the publication, Tyra was seen laying out on the sand as she let the warm sun shine on her.
The Top Model host opted for a one-piece black and silver swimsuit that was high-cut and hugged her curves.
Sharing some more pics in racy swimsuits on her Instagram over the past few days, Tyra has spoken candidly in the captions about how her body and mindset has changed since first appearing in the publication 22 years ago.
Took a step back: Tyra first appeared on the cover in 1997 before retiring from modelling in 2005 (pictured 2005 at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show)
The actress revealed in a post on Sunday that she thought she should lose 30 pounds ahead of the shoot, but instead decided to just live her life.
‘I thought I needed to drop 30 pounds. I thought I had to look the same,’ she confessed.
‘Then the ice cream called my name. Yep, all flavors. From Butter Pecan to Matcha to Coffee. I love me some ice cream and I just couldn’t say no to it when I heard it calling. “TyTy, Come eat me…” from my mom’s freezer.’
Tyra continued: ‘So, this is me in @si_swimsuit today. Ice Screaming from mountain tops, “Screw cookie cutter beauty!”’
‘Yes, we should exercise. Stay healthy. Take our vitamins. But sometimes we can give ourselves permission to work out with a scoop of frozen deliciousness in our hands.’
Making her mark: ‘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!’ she captioned her cover shot
Tyra, who officially goes by BanX now as her modelling name, made history back in 1997 as the first black model to score a solo Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She told the publication that her new name signifies her revival after retiring in 2005.
The beauty explained that the ‘X’ stood for ‘X-ing out cookie-cutter beauty’.
‘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!’ she captioned her cover shot.
History maker: Tyra, who officially goes by BanX now as her modelling name, comes after she made history back in 1997 as the first black model to score a solo Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue