The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue can be considered the epitome of supermodel success. The first S.I. swimsuit issue came out in 1964 with just one model – and has been getting bigger every year. The SI Swimsuit Issue is largely thanked for making the bikini a well-known article of clothing. These issues have featured some of the most attractive, breathtaking women on the planet for over the past 50 years. Of all those hotties, here, below is list of top 15 Hottest SI Swimsuit Models of All Time. This is the follow up list to the top 10 Hottest Bikini Models.
15. Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie Seymour has modeled for many notable fashion magazines and designers and has posed for several well-known photographers. Seymour appeared in numerous issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue through 1980s and early 1990s. She’s a perfect example of one of the forgotten beauties of issues-past.
14. Laetitia Casta
The beautiful French fox is best known for being the GUESS? Girl in ’93 and for her work with Victoria’s Secret from ’98-’00, but she also appeared in three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, Rolling Stone, and the Pirelli Calendar 1999 by Herb Ritts and 2000 by Annie Leibovitz.
13. Veronika Vařeková
A successful and talented Czech model, Veronica Varekova spot 13th place amongst Hottest SI Swimsuit Models of All Time. Vařeková has appeared in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated a total of eight times: 1999-2002 and 2004-2007. She appeared on the cover in 2004. In addition to SI, Vařeková has modeled for Victoria’s Secret and became the face of NIVEA.
12. Christine Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is an American model. She made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010, and was named “Rookie of the Year”. She was also a part of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. In 2014, she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.
11. Ana Beatriz Barros
The Brazilian beauty Ana Beatriz Barros known for her multiple appearances on the SI Swimsuit issues (2002-2008), and for her work with Guess?, bebe, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez’s JLO fashion line.
10. Genevieve Morton
Genevieve is one of the office favorites who for some odd reason hasn’t gotten the shine she deserves. She was “Kate Upton” before Kate Upton. The South African model made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010, and has since appeared in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 issues. She was also the cover model for the 2011 South African edition of the Swimsuit Issue.
9. Nina Agdal
The Danish beauty Nina Agdal spot 9th amongst the Hottest SI Swimsuit Models of All Time. In 2012, she made her first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was subsequently named the issue’s “Rookie of the Year.” In 2014, she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Chrissy Tiegen and Lily Aldridge.
8. Irina Shayk
7. Kate Upton
One of the sweetest entries to the 15 Hottest SI Swimsuit Models of all time, Upton has already left a very lasting impression. She was named Rookie of the Year following her first appearance in 2011 and was the cover model for the 2012 and 2013 issues. She was flip-cover model for 2014, 50th Anniversary issue.
6. Christie Brinkley
Making a total of six Swimsuit Issue appearances, Christie gained worldwide fame beginning in the late 1970s with three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers through 1981. She spent twenty five years as the face of CoverGirl, that is the longest running cosmetics contract of any model in history. She has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, and has signed contracts with major brands—both fashion and non-fashion.
5. Kathy Ireland
Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s. Having first posed for the Swimsuit Issue in 1984, she was featured on the pages for 13 consecutive years. In 1993, she founded a brand marketing company, “kathy ireland Worldwide” (kiWW), which has made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world.
4. Marisa Miller
Marisa was featured in every issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2002 to 2008. While she ended her run on a high by being the cover model, her most famous photo is probably found in the 2007 issue – she’s wearing only an iPod. She graced the cover of the 2008 SI: Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers. Her accomplishments have led to her being dubbed the “return of the great American supermodel.”
3. Tyra Banks
Tyra got her start in the SI Swimsuit Issue in 1996 as the cover model with Valeria Mazza. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria’s Secret as one of their original Angels. Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by Time magazine
2. Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn, best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was featured as the cover model for 2010. She also appeared in Victoria’s Secret for the 2010 “Swim” collection,.
1. Cheryl Tiegs
The first American supermodel, Cheryl Tiegs was featured on the cover of the SI Swimsuit Issue in 1970, 1975, and 1983, she is perhaps best known for the 1978 poster of her posing in a pink bikini – which became an iconic image of 1970s pop culture.