Happy Birthday Tyra!! The Smise-Banger Turns 39 And Looks Dayum Good On The Cover Of Cosmo [Photos]

- By Bossip Staff

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Tyra’s ringin’ in her 39th birthday with not one but TWO Cosmopolitan magazine covers!

The supermodel-mogul is posted up on the front of both the South African and Estonia December 2012 issues.

Tyra addresses self-esteem and body image inside the magazine and, because she’s embraced her five-head and weighty-issues, she prides herself on turning that acceptance into inspiration for other women.

“Loving yourself is paramount, no matter what shape, size or color you are. I call it being flawsome: you + your flaws + awesome = flawsome,” Tyra told Cosmo.

We dug all the way back to Tyra’s first magazine cover to take you on a stroll down memory lane in honor of the beauty’s birthday.

Hit the flip for more…

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Here’s the Estonia version of Cosmo’s December issue

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A 25-year-old Tyra on the cover of Seventeen magazine back in 1998.

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Tyra’s infamous Sports Illustrated cover!

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She was only 24 for this Shape magazine shoot

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…and she was barely covered on P.O.V that same year

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The beginnings of her VS days

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    Tyra Banks on the front cover of Essence magazine

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    elle 2004

    1994!!!

    Pure proof that Black Don’t Crack!!

    Which decade were you diggin’ Tyra in the most??

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