Tyra Banks Comes Out of Modeling Retirement to Cover 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' 2019 -- 23 Years After Her First Cover [Photos]

Tyra Banks is back!

The legendary model 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.

Tyra came out of modeling retirement specifically for this shoot, photographed in Great Exuma, Bahamas, by Laretta Houston.

“My first one was 23 years ago, how crazy is that,” an Tyra told Good Morning America where she revealed her new cover. “I’m like damn — I’m 45 dog!”

For the 2019 issue, Tyra recreated her iconic polka dot bikini moment during the Bahamas shoot.

“We couldn’t find the exact one in the archives — it was the polka dot bikini so we recreated that bikini,” she said. “I recreated it [the shoot] — 25 pounds heavier.”

Take a look below. We think she looks great!

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