Tyra Banks wants to "change the world's perceptions" of beauty, and re-define it so she can make a difference in the industry.
The 45-year-old model has come out of retirement from the modelling industry to pose in a yellow bikini on the cover of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which marked her return to the magazine after being the first African-American model to pose on the cover alone in 1997 after being a joint cover star with Valeria Mazza in 1996.
And now, Tyra - who has changed her modelling name to BanX - has taken to her Instagram to reveal that she celebrates her more curvy figure and wants to "re-define beauty" to help make a "difference" in the industry.
She wrote: "Remember the 10 year challenge every one was doing on social? The one where you posted a photo of yourself now next to a photo of yourself 10 years ago?
"Well, I guess this is my @si_swimsuit 22 year challenge. Scroll the pic to see. But to me, it's not just about what I'm looking like. It's about what I'm FEELING like. Back then, I knew I had a plan to do more than model. I knew I wanted to make a difference. I knew I had a calling to do more than for just myself. I just didn't know HOW I was gonna do it.