While some Sports Illustrated swimsuit models use the magazine cover to launch a lifelong career, issue No. 2's cover girl, Sue Peterson, turned her experience into lifelong love. Jack Olsen was a well-known journalist along to write the travel story on Mexico's Baja California Sur where the...

Photograph by Howell Conant With a big bright smile and a name that couldn't be any more fitting, Sunny Bippus was the third model to ever appear on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover. The shoot took place in the Exumas district of the Bahamas—an incredibly buzz-worthy locale at...

Next year, Sports Illustrated will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Swimsuit Issue. While the suit styles have certainly evolved—what remains is that the woman who appears on the cover becomes an overnight supermodel. It's fun to see how society's version of sexiness has changed over...

After first taking note of the white eyeliner trend on the Spring 2014 runways back in September, we were reminded of its intrigue once again at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beach House party in New York on Tuesday. Rookies Bregje Heinen and Chanel Iman won our attention on the red...

This iconic 1985 cover of Sports Illustrated, photographed by Brian Lanker, catapulted Porizkova's career. After appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated the previous year, Paulina posed for a spread in Playboy. In the early 90's she signed a multi-million dollar contract with Estee...

February 5th, 1979 marks the first of three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers starring Christie, which was the first time that had ever happened! Shot in the Seychelles by legendary photographer Walter Iooss, Christie's smile and elegance is perfectly captured. Sporting...

If anyone knows how to get a jaw-dropping image out a photo shoot it's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor, M.J. Day! For her first SI Swim cover as lead editor, Day was tasked with conceiving the perfect cover image for this year's special 50th anniversary issue, surely a daunting task for any...

Zimmerman/SI Turia Mau presented a whole other level of exoticism when she was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on January 15, 1968. Caribbean, Mexican, and bi-coastal travel were the locations chosen for the first few issues, and they were approachable to the...

In 2013, the viral video star sat down with the SI Swim team at a casting call during which she named being in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit as an item on her bucket list. When asked about posing for the magazine Emily remarked, "I think there's a wonderful tradition. This year is the...

After her many covers in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Cheryl Tiegs got bit by the acting bug. She appeared in Vincent Gallo's controversial film The Brown Bunny and on TV shows Just Shoot Me and The Celebrity Apprentice. With her wet hair and sultry gaze, we will always be Falling...

 

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