Top 10 Sexiest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Ever

9. Tyra Banks (1996, 1997)

It’s tempting to call everything Tyra does “fierce,” but there’s really no better word to describe her trailblazing persona. The first woman of color to headline the Swimsuit Issue, Tyra went from SI covergirl to America’s actual “Top Model” in a matter of years. Now that’s something to smize about.