For Black History month, Miss Tyra Banks dusts off her pink polka dot bikini from her historic Sports Illustrated cover shot, and puts it back on again 10 years later. Here's the whole scoop from her Tyra Banks Show website.
I don't know about you all, and maybe I'm just clueless, but how is re-creating your swimsuit cover a celebration of Black history? Yes, Tyra landing on the cover as the first Black Woman to make the cut was a big deal. She paved the way. That's cool.
But, wouldn't it have been a stronger story if she had focused on what her historic cover has done to help other Black women/models, and to break stereotypes? Tyra could have interviewed other people who have become successful and had a chance or break because of her historic achievement. She could have showed us how the magazine industry changed or how Sports Illustrated changed because of her crowning glory.
Why go back to the body except to focus on the fact that she's still pretty after 10 years. We get it Tyra. You're pretty and not fat. You weigh 161 pounds now and was 130-ish back then. You look fine. Show us more of your brains and substance. I know you have it in you.