Tyra Banks is the ultimate comeback girl landing the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine's famed swimsuit edition at the age of 45.
Sure, 45 is by no means old in real-world terms, but when it comes to modelling - let alone, bikini modelling, 45 years of age is positively ancient.
Accordingly, we were pretty damn thrilled to see that Tyra was the chosen covergirl for the issue. And Tyra has revealed she was pretty thrilled also - in fact, the model, mogul and mum was ecstatic. And also, very surprised.
Tyra was shocked for a couple of understandable reasons. One, her age. Two, the fact that her body has changed considerably since she first featured on the cover a full 20 plus years back.
Back then her hips were slimmer - her waist too.
In fact, she was a good 30 pounds (roughly 13.5kgs) lighter. Initially Tyra thought she would need to drop that weight before she was invited to join the shoot at all.
But those behind the shoot felt differently. They wanted Tyra's current shape to be celebrated. And Tyra was delighted to play her part.
Apparently she considered getting into her former bikini shape for the shoot, but then changed her mind. After all, if those at the magazine loved her as she was, then she figured she'd do the same. And a certain dairy dessert helped her come to the decision too.
“Ice cream called my name,” she posted to her Instagram account.
“Yep, all flavors. From Butter Pecan to Matcha to Coffee. I love me some ice cream and I just couldn’t say no to it when I heard it calling. ‘TyTy, Come eat me…’ from my mom’s freezer.”
And eat it she did. Tyra says she also tucked into some pizza - quite a bit in fact - because she likes the stuff!
What can we say to that except us too! And also, go, go, go Tyra.
We love that you're rocking this cover and in the tiniest bikini imaginable and most of all, looking incredible while doing so. What we love most of all is the strong, beautiful message you're promoting at the same time.
"Yes, we should exercise. Stay healthy. Take our vitamins. But sometimes we can give ourselves permission to work out with a scoop of frozen deliciousness in our hands," she commented on her Instagram account next to yet another jaw-dropping pic from the swimsuit shoot which took place in the Bahamas.
And who are we to argue!
(Scroll down to see Tyra on the cover of the magazine 22 years back. Same, same swimsuit - different body - equally as stunning)