The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by American magazine Sports Illustrated and features women fashion models , celebrities and athletes wearing swimwear in various locales around the world. The highly coveted cover photograph has been considered as the arbiter of supermodel succession. Since , the issue has been published every February. Since , the issue was made available in May. The swimsuit issue was invented by Sports Illustrated editor Andre Laguerre to fill the winter months, a typically slow point in the sporting calendar.
55-year-old model is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit showstopper
Tyra Banks' Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover is sizzling
Tyra Banks has made quite the comeback. The supermodel first appeared on the cover of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in alongside Valeria Mazza, and she went on to make history as the first black model with a solo cover three years later. Now, Tyra has come out of retirement to grace the cover once again at In addition to the teeny yellow Andi Bagus bikini she's wearing on the cover, for the expansive spread, Tyra also slipped into a red-and-pink polka-dot bikini nearly identical to the one she wore on her solo cover in In a behind-the-scenes video taken at the shoot, Tyra said, "Being the first black woman on the cover, I didn't dream it because I never thought it was possible. Though her modeling skills have always remained on point, Tyra said her curvier physique made the shoot a little different this time around. On having "more stuff to work with," Tyra said, "At first it was a little bit more difficult, but after the first shot I was like, I got this.
Every year since the most read and distributed issue of Sports Illustrated magazine is what has become known as their annual swimsuit issue. From cover girls like Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs to Heidi Klum and Kate Upton, this annual publishing tradition has launched the careers of many supermodels. Thanks to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Elle, Tyra and Brooklyn have become household names. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is better than ever and once again Dolcessa Swimwear graces its pages in grand fashion.
The Somali-American model Halima Aden will be the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, an annual edition perhaps best known for its pictures of bikini-clad models frolicking on the beach, the magazine said Monday. It was not clear on Monday if Ms. Aden would be the first Muslim model to appear in the swimsuit issue, which has been published for decades. But the magazine said she would be the first Muslim model to appear wearing a burkini, a full-body swimsuit worn by some observant Muslim women. Aden said in the video.