Tyra Banks may have had her fair share of risk-taking modeling gigs, but we’re pretty sure none have been as transformative as her most recent job. The veteran model is covering Paper Magazine, AKA the mag behind (no pun intended) Kim Kardashian’s infamous Champagne balancing act and Nicki Minaj’s risqué Minaj A Trois, and her look is here to #BreakTheInternet.
The 43-year-old transformed into a legit tiger (yes, you read that correctly) for the cover of the mag’s Winter 2017 Issue — and we’re not talking cutesie cat ears and drawn-on whiskers. “Tygra” went all out with an entirely new face, sharp gold talons, and a Swarovski-embellished tiger stripe body suit. Me-OW!
The former America’s Next Top Model judge toned it down just a smidge for a spread inside the mag. We’re partial to an image of the queen showing off her signature smoldering (smizing?) stare.
Additionally, Paper posted a photo of “Tygra” slinking around in a set of killer stilettos, bangs, and fangs. The mag captioned it “🐯 but make it fashion #BreakTheInternet.”
The mama to baby York (who was born via surrogate in 2016) told the mag that her fans have been urging her to return as a judge on ANTM. “I stepped away, but social media was calling my name in my sleep,” she shared in the interview. “I needed to bring my butt back, so I did.”
Looks like Tyra’s (or Tygra) is back in full swing for another season of the OG modeling reality show. Until we’re able to catch Tyra in her TV element, we’ll be ogling over these fierce AF pics. There’s no question about it — the supermodel’s still got it.
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