Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tyra Banks On Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covers

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue was one of my first chances as a boy to marvel at the beauty of the female body. I grew up mostly seeing the issues from the 1980's. I loved those sexy covers and photos inside. I do want to post some of those in the future up here. I'm posting today about two of my favorite issues of the 1990's. These covers featured Tyra Banks, who made history as the first African-American to appear solo on a cover. Tyra has gone on to a very successful career on television with both America's Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show. These are two very beautiful covers. I hope you enjoy them.

The first cover is the 1996 issue featuring Valeria Mazza and Tyra Banks.

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This second cover is the 1997 issue where Tyra is all by herself.

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39 comments:

sinnlighet said...

lovely lovely pic's!!! me lik!

agneta from sweden

Keith said...

Thanks Agneta. I'm so glad you loved these covers.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Sweet sweet brown sugar.

"C" said...

That 97 cover was always great IMO.

Dana (MODAna) said...

I thought I was the only Tyra Fan!!

Keith said...

Hey Dr. Monkey. I so agree with ya.

Keith said...

Hey C. I always loved it myself.

Keith said...

Hey Dana. You are definitely not the only Tyra fan.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love Tyra. I watch both of her shows.

J.D. said...

I always liked Tyra. She seems like a fun person and willing to laugh at herself and be a goofball in addition to being drop-dead gorgeous as those two covers you picked amply show!

Wolf Boy said...

Tyra is gorgeous. That second cover is really hot.

Mondo said...

Polka Dot Bikini - isn't there a song about that;)

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. I've watched them some myself.

Keith said...

Hey J.D. Thanks. Glad to see you like Tyra. I totally agree with you on her.

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. I know what you mean.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. I'm not sure, but there should be.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

TYRA-IFIC !!!

Keith said...

Thanks Richard!

Mrs. M. said...

you know i actually like the first cover better. her face is so natural and animated in that one. I could do without the other girl though. Tyra has too much personality to share a cover.

Gabbi said...

Tyra is gorgeous! Wonderful post dear Keith, you have amazing taste... :)

thesydneygirl said...

thanks for sharing these keith. tyra is such a successful woman and it's nice to learn about her and see her sexy photos! hope you have a lovely day! thanks for always being a nice friend and stopping by my blog and leaving the comments you do.
xxx

Pop Champagne said...

wow tyra looks so young in there! and i never notice how big of a rack she has lol

Keith said...

Hey Mrs. M. Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you like that cover. It is a beautiful cover. No need for the other girl. Tyra can carry a cover alone. I'm glad she did the next year.

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. I'm glad you think I have wonderful taste. Cheers!

Bunnie said...

I love Tyra! She's got bootay!
Thanks for adding me to your site Keith! Come by and check out mine! :)

xo

Keith said...

Hey Joelyne. Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. Tyra is a very beautiful and successful woman. I had been wanting to do a post on her. You are very welcome about the comments I leave on your blog.

Keith said...

Hey Pop. Thanks. Yeah, Tyra does have quite a nice set. She does look very young here.

Keith said...

Hey Bunnie. Thanks for commenting. Glad to see you like Tyra. I'll be sure to stop by your blog.

K and S said...

Those were the days, huh? Tyra was just a beautiful woman on a magazine cover. Now she won't shut the fuck up. Why would anyone put her on tv where she can speak?

Keith said...

Hey K&S. Thanks for commenting. She was definitely something else. I do know what you mean. I can get tired of hearing Tyra open her mouth at times. lol

Little Rus said...

Love Tyra! I've never seen the first cover, but the second one has always been one of those I really liked. Hope you are having a great week!

Keith said...

Hey Rus. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed these covers. I'm a big fan of these. The one of Tyra solo is one of my favorite SI covers.

Stephanie said...

I love Tyra. She is the total package brains and beautiful. :)

Ash Fox said...

she is sooo stunning. you find the best stuff!

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Keith said...

Hey Steph. Yeah, she's definitely the total package.

Hey Ash. Thanks. I'm so glad you liked it.

Tonygirl said...

hot~!

Keith said...

Hey Mel. So true.

Selmyra said...

tyra is just so hot

Keith said...

Thanks Selmyra.