Tyra Banks: Kiss My Fat Tanline

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In her continuing crusade to expand America’s perception of healthy body types (or maybe that crusade is to justify her own expanding body type?), Tyra Banks is donning the bikini that made her an icon. She’s suiting up in the two-piece she wore on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue 10 years ago, and will reveal the results on the Monday episode of The Tyra Banks Show.

"I was about 140 pounds on that cover…and I’m 161 now," says Tyra. "I’d say I looked like a stripper when I put it on." She must have really looked like a stripper when she took it off, then. Tyra says she considered dieting before the new shoot, but ultimately decided against it. "I think there’s more power in embracing what I am now and showcasing that." You go, She-Ra Banks!

There is also power, apparently, in wearing peacocks on your arm, as she did to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party. Check the shots below:

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[AP/CBS News]