Back in 1997, Tyra Banks made history as the first Black woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. Now in 2019, the supermodel came out of retirement to once again cover magazine’s latest swimsuit issue, and Twitter totally approves.
The reactions to Banks returns have been overwhelmingly positive. The theme is mostly Black don’t crack—and where is the lie?
“This is for everybody that has been told that they are not good enough because of their body, their age, their everything,” said Banks on Twitter. “#BanX is here to tell you that you ARE friggin’ fierce no matter what anybody says!
Drop mic now!”
Peep Twitter giving Banks her flowers below.
Ain’t no bullshit with Tyra Banks! She brought sass and class to the runway! pic.twitter.com/G56IAgcK4d— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) May 8, 2019
Tyra Banks is on the 2019 cover of @SI_Swimsuit. “This is for everybody that has been told that they are not good enough because of their body, their age, their everything.” - Tyra pic.twitter.com/pFeYWldqy4— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) May 8, 2019
Yassss Tyra Banks!!!! 45 and still killing it pic.twitter.com/9ZVlTrlxS5— An-Nikita (@luv_annikita) May 8, 2019
Tyra Banks was the first black woman to grace the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition in 1997 solo, and now she's doing it again for the 2019 cover. The black is not cracking! pic.twitter.com/szVDY331Rv— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) May 8, 2019
📢 🚨Ladies in our 20s: Our mom, Tyra Banks, has done it again 🚨📢 https://t.co/r6k0we9qFt— that smirking whore from Highgarden (@jenn0neil) May 8, 2019