Tyra Banks: Unrecognizable In First Magazine Cover In Years

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By Oluwaseun Ashiru

Tyra reminds everyone, haters and fans alike, why she was heralded a supermodel with her new PAPER magazine cover.

Tyra Banks

The model-turned-entrepreneur did her part to #breaktheinternet while she posed as a ferocious feline.

Transitioning from a sexy cat suit to a dazzling tiger only scratched the surface of Tyra’s spread. Aside from posing for a variety of sultry shots, Tyra also spilled all the details on her return to her hit modelling competition, America’s Next Top Model.

Dishing on how social media pressure forced her to make a comeback to the competition after relinquishing the reins to new host Rita Ora, Tyra explained “I stepped away, but social media was calling my name in my sleep, screaming they were pissed off at me that I deserted my show. I needed to bring my butt back, so I did.”

Tyra Banks

Realizing her importance to the ANTM brand and the effect her brief departure had on the franchise, she continued “one thing I know is from studying business, they say your brand is not what you say it is, it’s what they say it is. I thought the show would be fine without me hosting, but the social media sphere let me know that is not the case.”

While Tyra may be thrilled to be heading back to the small screen, she is not as optimistic about returning to the runway. “That was a different phase of my career,” she said.

“A fierce one, mind you, but the past. It would take a hell of a lot of convincing to get me to come out of retirement.”

Tyra Banks

Credits
@papermagazine
Photographer: @vijatm
Stylist: @bcompleted
Hair: @kimblehaircare
Makeup: @valentefrazierartistry
Nails: @nails_by_yoko
Airbrush Makeup: @airbrushhero
Prosthetic Makeup: @jerryconstantinefx

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