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Tyra Banks sizzles in figure-hugging black dress at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2019 launch

Tyra Banks, 45, sizzles in figure-hugging black dress at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2019 launch

Twenty-two years ago, she had her first solo cover on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

This year, Tyra Banks is back and at 45, once again graces the cover posing in a tiny yellow bikini.

And on Saturday, the model and TV personality celebrated the 2019 issue launch in Miami, Florida

Bikini babe: Tyra Banks, 45, celebrated the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2019 launch in Miami, Florida, on Saturday

Bikini babe: Tyra Banks, 45, celebrated the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2019 launch in Miami, Florida, on Saturday

Tyra opted for a figure-hugging black dress with cutouts at the top of the bodice and on the long sleeves.

She added sandal heels and left her long ombre locks cascading loose.

She wore black mascara, rouge and bright red lip color. 

Working it: She opted for a figure-hugging black dress with cutouts at the top of the bodice and on the long sleeves and left her long ombre locks cascading loose

Working it: She opted for a figure-hugging black dress with cutouts at the top of the bodice and on the long sleeves and left her long ombre locks cascading loose

The Los Angeles native also used the occasion of her latest bikini spread to announce she's returning to modeling and adopting the moniker BanX

Tyra first graced the SI Swimsuit Issue alongside model Valeria Mazza in 1993. The next year she made history as the first African-American to land the solo cover

She’s back: The Los Angeles native also used the occasion of her latest bikini spread to announce she’s returning to modeling and adopting the moniker BanX

Tyra first graced the SI Swimsuit Issue alongside model Valeria Mazza in 1993.

The next year she made history as the first African-American to land the solo cover.

Since then she’s not only enjoyed success as a model; she’s also enjoyed a successful career in television as host and creator of America’s Next Top Model.

The Los Angeles native also used the occasion of her latest bikini spread to announce she’s returning to modeling and adopting the moniker BanX.

‘There is this stereotype that only a 20-year-old woman in a bikini is hot,’ she explained in an interview in the SI Swimsuit Issue. ‘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.’

Bevy of beauties: Tyra joined Raine Michaels, Brooks Nader, Manuela Alvarez Hernandez, Jessica Aidi and Robin Holzken at the Miami event

Bevy of beauties: Tyra joined Raine Michaels, Brooks Nader, Manuela Alvarez Hernandez, Jessica Aidi and Robin Holzken at the Miami event

 

Daily Mail UK

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