Tyra Banks recreates Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, loves herself

February 21st, 2007 // 159 Comments

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  1. miss_anthropic

    ET PHONE HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. ponk

    bwahaha, i love how in the 1st picture her hair doesn’t come down across her cleavage any more. Would have a been a bitch photoshopping those larger tits onto her and keeping the hair looking right.

  3. All I know is that I’d Bangor, Maine.

  4. polypam

    #12… Sports Illustrated had nothing to do with the cover recreation. Tyra did this all on her own, to prove that she still looks good. I watched the episode and while I can understand where she is coming from with the whole anti-superskinny thing, using Black History Month as an excuse to try to prove your point just came off as lame and vane. I’d rather watch those Dove “love your body” commercials for an hour than sit through her crappy talk show.

  5. Camarilla

    Tyra is completely full of shit, especially about the plastic surgery denials. I remember watching her do a guest spot/interview on MTV’s house of style in the early 90′s (post Cindy Crawford as a host, it was either when Amber Valetta or Rebecca Romajin took over the roll)in which she admitted that her breasts were fake. The conversation was about how she wore really tight t-shirts, because baggy ones would hang off her chest and make her look chunkier, she then said something like “I paid for these, I might as well flaunt them.” Obviously, it’s been over a decade, so my memory might be off, but I’d love to find that clip.

  6. Camarilla

    Tyra is completely full of shit, especially about the plastic surgery denials. I remember watching her do a guest spot/interview on MTV’s house of style in the early 90′s (post Cindy Crawford as a host, it was either when Amber Valetta or Rebecca Romajin took over the roll)in which she admitted that her breasts were fake. The conversation was about how she wore really tight t-shirts, because baggy ones would hang off her chest and make her look chunkier, she then said something like “I paid for these, I might as well flaunt them.” Obviously, it’s been over a decade, so my memory might be off, but I’d love to find that clip.

  7. RichPort

    You can tell it’s the real RichPort because I’m FUNNY!!!

  8. LL

    What I love is how much trouble she’s going to to prove to everybody how she thinks she looks great now and doesn’t care what anybody else says. The way to demonstrate that, Tyra, is to ignore people who say shit about you and just go about your business (those crappy TV shows you do), rather than trying to recreate a magazine cover from a decade ago. Let’s face it, both covers were probably Photoshopped thoroughly, the more recent one probably more extensively, but neither one of them are 100% “natural.” Whatever “natural” means in the world of modeling. Tyra needs to STFU about her weight. Either lose the weight or keep the weight, but shut up already. Damn.

  9. TheLegend68

    I actually like animals, so I am a bastard for insulting the baboon, the gorilla and the orangutang. BUT THAT HIDEOUS SLUT STILL IS PROPER UGLY!!!

  10. Methinks she’s gorgeous – _despite_ the lousy Photoshop job!

  11. TheLegend68

    #34……….Dont insult dolphins. Insult Tyra Banks. She looks like buffalo and hippo shit mixed together.

  12. polypam

    That’s “vain”. Oy.

    And #32…Mztry (dang, I thought you’d gone forever!), maybe if you read all the other posts on here you’d see that most of them not making fun of how Tyra looks but picking on her for being a hypocrite.

  13. Photoshopped as hell.

    I’d still bang her silly.

  14. D'oh Eyes

    I believe that filter is called “diffuse glow”, used very liberally in the production of 1-hour portrait studios that cater to cholas, their chicas and baby daddies.

  15. RichPort

    You can tell it’s the real RichPort because I’m FUNNY!!!

  16. Jnicole28

    She may have gained 30lbs (30 not 40!) but she still looks damn good. i watch her show, and she does NOT look huge (even though you can tell this is TOTALLY photoshopped, i thought it would have been better to be more like the first one, but i could see it now if she DIDNT have it photoshopped everyone would be saying OMG PHOTOSHOP THAT SHIT)

  17. Jnicole28

    that IS a horrible photoshop job, i will admit, i dont think ive seen one that bad in a while! but shes still beautiful

  18. danielle

    Casper…ahem.

  19. TheLegend68

    #35………You must be a brain surgeon.

  20. combustion8

    photoshop is a helluva program.

  21. grape

    It looks like she’e been rolling around in a big vat of blur. Totally stupid.

  22. tits_on_snack

    I try to like Tyra. Try. I donno. She pissed me off on ANTM when she gave that Indian girl shit for wearing blue coloured contact lenses, and not being proud of her heritage and “trying to conform to be white”… Meanwhile she’s sporting white chick hair. Where’s the afro, T-banks?

  23. dystopia

    That thing is so photoshopped. Nobody’s skin looks that soft.

    And whoever said that about the dots not being the same places is so right on.

  24. Jacquelantern

    Did she go to Glamour Shots for this photo shoot?

  25. RichPort

    You can tell it’s the real RichPort because I’m FUNNY!!!

  26. I don’t know…..

    The original cover shot looks like she is a ravenous vixen arising from the surf ready to ravage me…..

    The new cover shot just looks like an insecure fat chick.

  27. Sandrahrah

    Did anyone of you ever walk in a Victorias Secret show? Did anyone of you ever grace the cover of sports illustrated? Is anyone of you having his/her own TV Show? I don’t think so…. So why don’t you just go back to your candy closet, stuff yourself full with junk and then go to the toilet and puke it out again just like you always do….

  28. Defcon

    So what.
    She’s beautiful and she weighs more.
    It’s not the end of the world.

  29. Camarilla

    #77- It has nothing to do with jealousy and everything to do with a dislike of hypocrisy and lies. She’s a beautiful woman, definately, but most the criticisms here are based on her personality, not her looks.

  30. 78. “Go, girl! You’re saying, ‘I may be a huge, steaming hunk of fat hog, but that’s me, take it or leave it, buddy!’ Right?”

    Christopher Walken – SNL 01.13.96

  31. whitegold

    Say what you want about photoshopping and stuff, but she looked damn good in that first photo and still looks good in the second photo! So whether it’s Tyra Banks or photoshop, one of those two deserves credit for making these damn fine photos!!!

  32. cymbaline777

    Although she looks great the one thing that stands out to me the most is that she definitely has had a nose job judging between the differences of the two pictures.

  33. Thedude

    What overwhelms me is just how black she is. Shes blacker than an eight ball dipped in dark chocolate. At midnight.

  34. greeneyedcat

    hahaha the dots ARE different, that’s so funny

  35. Defcon

    #80. Yepyep. If you think she’s fat then you’re just gonna have to deal. Tyra is on the cover of si, if those women criticizing her looks thinks she’s a fat tranny then I can’t wait to see them do better.

  36. BarbadoSlim

    @85…that’s the problem hoss, we don’t know if that IS in fact “T-banks” (hehehe nice) on that cover. Looks like the just grafted that white girl’s head on Jessica Rabbit’s cartoon body.

    Her first photo was real and awesome.

  37. Yodie

    OK OK I know Tyra

  38. FYIAD

    I can understand the first photo being Photoshopped – it was a magazine cover after all, and that’s just how fashion works. But Photoshopping the second one is just hypocritical. So much for Miss T “It doesn’t matter how much I weigh” Banks…

  39. BoardBetty

    I know there are people on this site that receive VS catalogs. Anyone ever hang on to a catalog for a little while then receive another one in the mail? Anyone ever notice how sometimes they change the color of the lingerie on the model, but not the actual lingerie? Anyone ever notice that sometimes the models’ heads will change bodies?

    I mean, my gawd! These models are TALENTED!

  40. Defcon

    #86 Well c’mon, we all know the photoshop is crap and it makes her look like she’s radioactive. Not my point. I agree with everyone on that. It’s the people who’re giving her crap about her weight that’s silly.

  41. I think this is funny because that is obviously photoshoped. I used to like her show but it really seems like she is just into herself. Her show would be amazing if she actually focused on the things that mattered – OTHER people. We get it: she was a model, she was beautiful – Gosh beauty doesn’t last forever. She should be happy that she had an amazing career before and now she should embrace post modeling by helping others!

  42. Oh yeah – that was the WORST photoshop job ever!

  43. woodhorse

    Does Thunder Thighs think that everyone walks around with Photoshop Contact Lenses in their eyes like her??

  44. tipotropical

    Her belly button looks like a bottomless pit

  45. 90. Nope, it’s the fact that she is simultaneously unapologetically fat, a model, and a fraud that makes her ripe for criticism.

    “Look at me, I’m a model! I’m not fat ( and I’ll use Photoshop to prove it ), not that there’s anything wrong with being a huge, steaming hunk of fat hog!”

  46. licklick

    This is a joke, right?

    I’ve done some bad Photoshop jobs, but nothing like this.

  47. TheLegend68

    Cant that fat greasy ugly whore kill herself???

  48. TheLegend68

    Feed that bush creature to the crocodiles.

  49. antispace

    aside from the obvious airbrushing, look at her face. she definitely had some plastic surgery on that schnoz!

  50. TheLegend68

    KILL HER

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