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Tyra Banks is now ‘BanX’
(CNN)Tyra Banks is remaking her modeling moniker.
The woman who went from model to mogul is back on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s coveted swimsuit issue, 22 years after becoming the first black model to be so honored.
She told “Entertainment Tonight” she is changing her modeling name to “BanX.”
“Yeah, BanX with an X,” Banks said. “Because I want me coming out of retirement to be bigger than me, and for me to represent women to say, enough of this cookie-cutter thing.”
Banks, 45, said she’s not the same size she was at the time of her first SI cover, but she’s fine with that and wants others to celebrate their authentic selves.
Her new modeling name reflects that view.
“As much as we’ve progressed with beauty, there’s still a long way to go of opening up the door and redefining what it means, and so that X stands for ‘X what you heard about what beauty means,’ ” she said. “We are making a new rule that so many more people can fit into this beauty box. Let’s bust the box open.”- Source