In photos: Tyra Banks through the years (17 images)

Holding the honor of the first African American woman to appear on the covers of "GQ" and the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue," model Tyra Banks transformed her career from magazine covers to Victoria's Secret angel, to television show producer and Emmy Award-winning talk show host. She was just announced as the new host of "America's Got Talent." Here's a look at photos of Banks through the years.
Updated: March 16, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models Valeria Mazza (L), and Tyra Banks pose for photographers at a party for the magazine on January 23, 1996. Photo by UPI
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Fashion model Tyra Banks wears the Victoria's Secret $3 million dollar diamond dream bra created by jeweler Harry Winston at the Victoria's Secret store in New York on November 24, 1997. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Supermodel Tyra Banks poses before promoting the reintroduction of the lace line of bras and panties for Victoria's Secret on August 4, 1998. Photo by Robert Visser/UPI
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Tyra Banks kicks off the Victoria's Secret 5th annual spring lingerie fashion show on February 3, 1999 in New York City. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Tyra Banks arrives at the premiere of "Coyote Ugly" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on July 31, 2000. Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
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Fashion model Tyra Banks poses during the 8th annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 14, 2002 in New York City. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Tyra Banks walks down the runway at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York City on November 13, 2003. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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