Every model wants to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This is just like a dream comes true. This issue has been dominating the world of fashion since its publication in 1964. The swimsuit models typically wear exotic costumes and spend time on beach points for the perfect shots. There is a long list of outstanding swimsuit models, but here are the top 10 most beautiful swimsuit models.
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10. Laetitia Casta
Laetitia Casta modeled for the S.I. Swimsuit Edition in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. She has been a dominating Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1998 to 2000. She is one of the most versatile models who have been photographed by a number of magazines and brands like L’Oreal, Elle, Glamour, Rolling Stone, and many more. She is also a former “GUESS girl”.
9. Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland is globally recognized Swimsuit Model. She was signed by SI Swimsuit Issues at the age of 13, from 1984 until 1996. She is one of the most graceful models, and was the cover face of the best selling swimsuit issue on the 25th Anniversary Edition. She has also been contracted by various big brands.
8. Cheryl Tiegs
Cheryl Tiegs, now an old lady, has been a sparkling Swimsuit diva of all time. she posed in a pink bikini in 1978, and it became an iconic pose in the pop culture in those days. She started her modeling at the age of 17. In 2004, Cheryl was inducted into the S.I. Swimsuit Issue’s 40th anniversary Hall of Fame.
7. Christie Brinkley
Christie, another old lady now, has been one of the marvelous Sports Illustrated legends. She started modeling in 1970s and rose to fame with her hot personality. She worked with SI Swimsuit Edition and was on its cover three times: 1979, 1980, and 1981. In 2005, this lady was featured in the Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Issue Hall of Fame.
6. Jessica Gomes
Jessica Gomes is a highly talented and beautiful model of all time. She worked for swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated since 2008. In 2014, she appeared in this magazine for 7th time, and is one of the most admired models. She is the sex symbol of the era.
5. Petra Nemcova
Petra Nemcova’s modeling career rose to fame in Milan when she won the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look competition. She has been featured in various ads of brands like Bulgari, John Lewis, Clarins, and Playtex. Between 2000-2004, she also worked for designers such as Yumi Katsura, and Custo Barceloa etc. In 2003, she was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
4. Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition five times: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, and 2006. She is one of the most inspiring beauties of all time. She started her modeling career at the age of 15, and was signed by various fashion agencies. This lady also produced the NBC show Fashion Star.
3. Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie Seymour made appearance in a number of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions in 1980s. She has been the cover face of over 200 magazines worldwide including several editions of Playboy. She worked really hard to raise her graph of success. Stephanie truly deserves a nice place in our list.
2. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks is another highly attractive and beautiful swimsuit model of all time. She burst to limelight when she had worn a red-and-pink polka dot bikini on the cover of the 1997 SI Swimsuit Edition. She is the very first African-American woman who is known to be highly graceful and successful. She has her own fashion house as well.
1. Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn began modeling in her high school times in California. She has worked for a lot of fashion brands so far, and has worked for Victoria’s Secret as well. In 1999, she got the chance to model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. This hot and sparkling beauty used to wear nud-e and sexy dresses to make herself look more prominent in the magazines. She played the role of Mystique in the X-Men films.
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