Anna Sheffer
May 09, 2019 11:08 am

Tyra Banks has been one of the biggest names in modeling for more than 20 years. Now, more than a decade since she retired from the runway and two years after she left America’s Next Top Model, she’s officially back—and she has a new name.

Banks appeared as one of three cover models for the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, signaling her official return to the industry. In a May 8th interview with Entertainment Tonight, Banks revealed that she will now go by “Banx.”  She said the change is a commentary on the industry’s rigid beauty standards—as well as the need to reject them.

The supermodel also discussed her personal insecurities.

We’re so ready to see the modeling industry acknowledge that every body is beautiful. And we can’t wait to see what Banx does next.

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