Legendary supermodel Tyra Banks came out of retirement to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue.
Now as many of you know, she is no stranger to this magazine’s cover. Back in 1997, she was the first African American woman to be on their cover solo. This is her third time gracing the cover, and at 45 she is definitely still out here killing the game.
In her interview with the magazine, she said, “There is this stereotype that only a 20-year-old woman in a bikini is hot. 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.”
She also added, “I am telling people that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages. I have to put my money where my mouth is. I have to make sure my message is pure.”