Supermodel Tyra Banks Reacts to Martha Stewart’s 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

The seven-time franchise star had nothing but praise for the lifestyle guru.
Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks.

Tyra Banks is a legend of the SI Swimsuit brand, having graced the cover three times. She was the first Black woman to be featured on the magazine’s cover in 1996 and landed her second the very next year. Her third and most recent cover with the franchise happened in 2019, after she came out of retirement to pose for Laretta Houston in the Bahamas at the age of 45.

Banks knows a thing or two about iconic behavior, which made her reaction to Martha Stewart’s 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue cover even more magical. The 49-year-old model and television personality shared her thoughts in a May 16 Instagram post

“This!!! 81 years of WOW! I’m beyond obsessed with this @si_swimsuit cover, @marthastewart48!” Banks wrote alongside Stewart’s historic image. The entrepreneur and lifestyle guru is the oldest model to ever grace the cover of the SI Swimsuit Issue. “@mj_day, you did THIS! Amazing!!!”

Plenty of the Life-Size star’s 7.2 million followers shared Banks’s sentiment and chimed into the comments section to offer their thoughts.

“SHE LOOKS STUNNING 😍❤️🔥,” Patrick Starr exclaimed.

“Beyond fabulous,” Sandy Linter added.

“This keeps sending me! Auntie left no crumbs! 🔥🔥,” someone else wrote.

“A gentle reminder that we all get more beautiful with age & it’s possible to say sexy AF til the day you die if you approach life with the right attitude,” Nick Atkinson noted.

You can view the 2023 photo shoot for Martha Stewart here.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.