11/26/2012 02:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tyra Banks Is Barely Recognizable In WestEast Magazine Cover Shoot (PHOTOS)

In case you've forgotten, Tyra Banks has still got it.

We barely recognized the model on her latest cover, a major spread for The Black Issue of WestEast magazine. The editorial is, to use Tyra's own words, "fierce" and full of dark, painful-looking clothes (think cagey face masks and Gaga-esque heels). She's also got a sort of alien face thing going on, as if she experimented with her own Smize Yourself! app like we did.

Snapped by Udo Spreitzenbarth, the photos prove that even with her TV movies and apps and million other endeavors, she's still a damn good model. Or, as she would tell it, "Fierce Optimus Prime."

Check out photos from Tyra's WestEast shoot (many of which she tweeted herself) below. Do you think Tyra's still in her modeling prime?


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Tyra Banks Style Evolution

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