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Throwback Thursday: Tyra Banks

By / 11.14.13



With the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taking place last night this week is the perfect time to reminisce about one of the company’s modeling legends in Tyra Banks. Let’s take a look back at her career in pictures and see what she’s got going on now. As you will see, Tyra, even at 39, could definitely still hold her own on the runway.

Click on to see Tyra the way we remember her and how she looks today.

Tyra Banks first hit our radars back in the mid-1990s with her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, appearing on cover twice, once with Valeria Mazza in 1996 and then by herself in 1997 in one of the best covers that issue has ever seen. Tyra was not only the first African American woman to grace the cover of the Swimsuit Issue, she was also the first African American woman to cover the Victoria’s Secret catalog, as she was one of the companies original Angels from 1997 to 2005.

In the 2000s Tyra turned her modeling success into success on the small screen hosting, producing, and judging America’s Next Top Model beginning in 2003 and running to this day (257 episodes later), as well as hosting and producing her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, from 2005 to 2010.

Previous Throwback Thursdays: Tiffani Thiessen, Christina Applegate & more!

Currently Tyra keeps busy running her production company Bankable Productions, working on her fashion and beauty Web site, typeF.com, and her charity, The Tyra Banks TZONE Foundation, while still doing the occasional modeling.

2000 Cannes Film Festival


Tyra Bank throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-99586220/stock-photo--may-supermodel-tyra-banks-at-the-premiere-of-love-s-labour-s-lost-at-the-cannes-film.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Featureflash/Shutterstock




2001 Blockbuster Awards


Tyra Bank throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-98738150/stock-photo-supermodel-tyra-banks-at-the-blockbuster-awards-in-los-angeles-apr-paul-smith.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Featureflash/Shutterstock




2001 Blockbuster Awards


Tyra Bank throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-98738012/stock-photo-supermodel-tyra-banks-at-the-blockbuster-awards-in-los-angeles-apr-paul-smith.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Featureflash/Shutterstock




2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


Tyra Bank throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-93955687/stock-photo-new-york-november-victoria-s-secret-fashion-model-tyra-banks-walks-the-runway-during-the.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock




2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


Tyra Bank throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-93955696/stock-photo-new-york-november-victoria-s-secret-fashion-model-tyra-banks-walks-the-runway-during-the.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock




2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


Tyra Banks throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-93955639/stock-photo-new-york-november-victoria-s-secret-fashion-model-tyra-banks-walks-the-runway-during-the.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock




2006 NAACP Image Awards


Tyra Banks throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-96504407/stock-photo-tyra-banks-at-the-th-annual-naacp-image-awards-at-the-shrine-auditorium-los-angeles-february.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Featureflash/Shutterstock




2008 Daytime Emmy Awards


Tyra Banks throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-108024503/stock-photo-tyra-banks-in-the-press-room-at-the-th-annual-daytime-emmy-awards-kodak-theatre-hollywood-ca.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by s_bukley/Shutterstock




2013 Summer Stars Party


Tyra Banks throwback

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-148889315/stock-photo-tyra-banks-at-the-cbs-summer-stars-party-in-beverly-hills-july-los-angeles-ca.html" target="_blank">Tyra Banks image</a> by Featureflash/Shutterstock







Check out previous Throwback Thursdays here!


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Douglas Charles
About Douglas Charles... Douglas Charles is the managing editor of Guyism.com. His experience includes operating an assortment sports and entertainment Web sites over the past decade, but his specialty is discovering sexy women from all over the world that he knows he will never have a chance with, let alone meet - a quality he shares with 99.99% of his readers.

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