Tyra Banks Came Out Of Retirement To Cover Sports Illustrated Magazine

She's back and better than ever!

Supermodel, TV personality and entrepreneur Tyra Banks is back in the spotlight after 13 years.

This time, on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

It's been over 2 decades since Tyra's first Sports Illustrated cover.

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The model was 23 years old when she posed for the magazine cover at the height of her career.

Tyra was the first black woman to ever pose solo on the cover of SI and was also the first black woman on the cover of GQ magazine.

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Since her retirement in 2005, Tyra has been more focused on becoming a media mogul.

Tyra has been more focused on her Television pursuits as of late.

She was recently the host for American's Got Talent and recently starred in theTV movie Life-Size 2.

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She was also in one of Drake's music videos.

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Tyra played Drizzy's fed-up girlfriend in the music video for his single Child's Play.

Things don't end well for Drake when Tyra mushes a cake into his face and soaks him with a glass of red wine.

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Now, Tyra is back and looking like she hasn't aged a bit.

Tyra is slaying my entire life in a bright yellow bikini on the beach.

She was one of three cover stars for the Summer 2019 issue.

Alex Morgan, USA National Women’s Soccer team star and Olympic gold medalist, and Camille Kostek, 2018 SI Swimsuit Model Search winner and 2019 SI Swimsuit Rookie also had their own covers.

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Tyra went on Good Morning America to premiere the cover to her fans.

"My first one was 23 years ago, how crazy is that," she said.

"I’m like damn — I’m 45 dog!"

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Being 45 isn't stopping her however, Tyra looks amazing and many others agree.

"The Queen is BACK!!! @tyrabanks" wrote one fan on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Instagram.

"Oh God Tyra is still so amazingly perfect

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Tyra also recreated her iconic 1997 cover.

In a video posted to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Instagram page, Tyra is see posing in the same polka-dot swimsuit from her first-ever SI cover.

"I never thought it would be possible to be 45 years old and on the cover of this magazine again," she says in the video.

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And it seems Tyra won't be stepping out of the spotlight anytime soon.

She's currently in the process of building a theme park called Modelland after her fiction novel of the same name.

In an interview with The New York Times, Tyra said, "Modelland will be a place where you can come and be celebrated and be a fantasy version of yourself"

If there's anything in that theme park that can help me look like Tyra then count me in!

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