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