Throwback Thursday: Tyra Banks

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.

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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

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2001 Blockbuster Awards

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2001 Blockbuster Awards

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Tyra Banks image by Featureflash/Shutterstock



2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Tyra Bank throwback

Tyra Banks image by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock



2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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Tyra Banks image by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock



2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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Tyra Banks image by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock



2006 NAACP Image Awards

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Tyra Banks image by Featureflash/Shutterstock



2008 Daytime Emmy Awards

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Tyra Banks image by s_bukley/Shutterstock



2013 Summer Stars Party

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Tyra Banks image by Featureflash/Shutterstock


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