Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Marks 50th Anniversary
Ellisha Rader Mannering
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover was revealed just in time for Valentine’s Day, and this one was three times the fun. Models Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge, and Nina Agdal were all three on the cover and all of them were thankful for the opportunity.
All three of them expressed their excitement and explained that they felt honored to be chosen for the cover. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day was also excited about the cover and the fact that it marked the 50th anniversary issue. He talked about the cover models and how they were perfect for the cover saying,
“The 2014 cover embodies the essence of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. It is presented from a unique perspective, with a lighthearted spirit and breathtaking setting that lets the imagination run wild. This is what Swimsuit does best and we’re thrilled to see it captured in such a memorable image.”
“These are three very different models who together represent all that Swimsuit has become and will continue be: fresh, exciting, surprising and sexy,” Day added. “Lily is a fashion industry star who is going to thrill an entirely new audience and she makes history by becoming the first rookie to grace our cover since Heidi Klum. Chrissy is glamorous, dynamic and a cultural phenomenon. And Nina is a bombshell. We knew she was going to be a star from the day we met her.”
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover photo was shot on the Cook Islands off the coast of New Zealand. The models posed topless, with their backs turned to the camera, wearing bright, neon colored bikini bottoms.
What do you think of the new Sports Illustrated cover and the models?
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