The first model to appear on the cover three times — inleft and — Tiegs, often considered the first American supermodel, went on to launch a clothing line for Sears, judge the ABC reality show True Beauty and welcome twins via surrogate at age 53 at the time, she already had one son. Now 71 years old, she completed a stint on Celebrity Apprenticetravels the country speaking about health and fitness and is an advocate for eco-conscious living. Brinkley also covered SI three times, appearing consecutively from left to before marrying Billy Joel in
Kathy Ireland is still gorgeous than ever. These even included a moment when she was pregnant. If you think Ireland's career stopped with Sports Illustratedthink again because the now year-old model has already built a mega-business with her own brand.
The issue did not sell well and SI put their next issue on hold until when they debuted the first cover featuring a white bikini. The issue is credited with making the bikini a serious piece of apparel. Model Cheryl Tiegs graced the cover in the issue.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by American magazine Sports Illustrated and features women fashion models wearing swimwear in various locales around the world. The highly coveted cover photograph has been considered as the arbiter of supermodel succession. Sincethe issue has been published every February, but beginning inthe issue is 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.
The year-old swimsuit model confesses she lost control of her life — and figure. As a top model, Kathy Ireland is used to seeing pictures of herself that have been retouched to hide her flaws. I saw someone who looked overwhelmed, overstressed, overweight, over-everything.
List of the most memorable Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. To see all of the girls in one slideshow click here. These best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has covered over the years.
Model Kate Upton in a bikini graces SI's swimsuit issue for a second year in a row. All rights reserved. Her cover best-selling issue of all time. See more on sportsillustrated.