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.

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 | License Photo
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