Tyra Banks causes a stir with throwback photo wearing red lingerie

The model made a statement!

There’s a reason Tyra Banks is a top model! The superstar set pulses raising on Thursday when she shared a photo of herself wearing a Victoria's Secret look which blew fans away. 

Tyra took to Instagram to post a snapshot from her cat-walk strutting days and she looked fierce

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In the image, the America's Next Top Model founder wore a red bra and matching underwear and struck a bold pose with a plethora of medals hanging from her garter belt. 

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She'd picked the photo for an inspiring and passionate reason as her lengthy caption explained: "First is hard. First is lonely. But first is necessary," she wrote. "First is crucial so that a door can be opened for others to fit through. 

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"Within a 10 year span starting in 1995, I was the first Black @VictoriasSecret contract model ever. The first Black Victoria’s Secret Cover model. The first Black VS model to do so many other groundbreaking things with the brand - as well as other brands."


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Tyra had an important message for her fans 

Tyra continued: "But after a first, must come a flow of more. A flow of different. A flow of unique. A flow so strong, a flow of so many that we LOSE COUNT. I retired from the runway 16 years ago - and I’m proud that in my lifetime, I’m witnessing a beauty revolution. 

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"To the new collective of badass ROLE models, I may have cracked that door open, but y’all are charging through. Keep on keepin’ on until we all LOSE COUNT of how many are breaking through behind you.  #LetsLoseCount."

Tyra retired from modelling 16 years ago 

She concluded: "First is hard. First is lonely. But first is necessary."

Her fans rushed to praise her and commented: "And we THANK YOU!!! It's time to lose count," while another added: "You are the definition of a hardworking queen," and a third said: "Grateful you paved the way. We will continue to break boundaries."

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