Tyra Banks, 45, Posed for the Cover of This Year’s ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit,’and She Looks Incredible

Tyra Banks is back in the modeling game, and better than ever.

The 45-year-old supermodel is on one of three covers of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

Photographed by Laretta Houston in Great Exuma, Bahamas, Banks poses in a yellow string bikini while reminding the world that she's the queen of smizing.

It's Banks's third time on the cover of the mag (her first time was in 1996). In 1997, she became the first black woman to appear on the cover alone.

The other two covergirls are professional soccer player Alex Morgan and model Camille Kostek.

According to MJ Day, the magazine's editor, “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."

In an interview with SI, Banks said, "I am telling people that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and ages." She added, "I never thought it would be possible to be 45 years old and on the cover of this magazine again."

SI Swimsuit is on stands now, and features other famous faces like Barbara Palvin, Lindsey Vonn, Simone Biles and more.

Now to figure out how we can look like Tyra at 45...

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Sarah Stiefvater

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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