Which Supermodel Has Been on the Cover of a Record Five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Supermodel Kate Upton has graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a record five times. Upton first appeared on the cover in 2012, and has since gone on to land the cover in 2013, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Tyra Banks

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models have been gracing our TV screens, magazines, and billboards since 1953. Each year, a new crop of gorgeous ladies are featured in the iconic swimsuit issue, and each year, we can’t help but compare them to the models who came before. Today, we’re taking a look at which supermodel has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit a record five times: Tyra Banks.

Banks first appeared on the cover of the swimsuit issue in 1996, when she was just 21 years old. She went on to grace the cover again in 1997, 2000, 2006, and finally in 2019. That makes her one of only four models to have appeared on the cover five times (the other three are Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, and Elle Macpherson). In addition to her five covers, Banks has also appeared in 13 separate SI Swimsuit issues overall.

While she may no longer be gracing the cover of SI Swimsuit on a regular basis, Tyra Banks is still one of the most famous supermodels in the world. She’s currently host and executive producer of America’s Next Top Model and she’s also worked as an actress, author, and businesswoman. There’s no doubt that she’s still got it!

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum has graced the cover of five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues, making her the only model to do so. She has also hosted three episodes of the popular TV show, Project Runway.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was named the magazine’s cover model for the 2012 issue, making her the first model to be featured on the front cover in back-to-back years. Upton has also been on the cover of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. In addition to modeling, she has appeared in films such as The Other Woman and The Layover.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham has been on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue five times, more than any other model. She was first featured on the cover in 2016, and has since graced the cover in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen has been on the cover of five different Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues, more than any other model. She first graced the cover in 2010, and has appeared on the cover every year since 2013. In addition to her five cover appearances, she has also been featured inside the magazine numerous times.

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge has been on the cover of a record five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. The supermodel first graced the cover of the iconic swimsuit issue in 2014, and she has gone on to appear on the cover in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Nina Agdal

As of 2018, the record for most Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue covers is five, held by Danish model Nina Agdal. She first graced the cover in 2014, alongside Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen. Agdal landed solo covers in 2016 and 2017, and in 2018, she shared the cover with fellow models Kate Upton and Ashley Graham.

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian model and actress. She was first discovered on the streets of Budapest at the age of thirteen. Since then, she has gone on to grace the cover of a record five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, making her one of the most sought-after models in the world. She has also appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour, and has graced the catwalks of some of the world’s most prestigious fashion designers. In addition to her modeling career, Palvin has also appeared in films such as The Void (2016) and Hercules (2014).

Jessica Gomes

Jessica Gomes is an Australian model who has been on the cover of a record five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. She has also appeared in films such as I, Frankenstein and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Lauren Mellor

Israeli-born model Lauren Mellor has been on the cover of a record five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. In addition to her work as a model, Mellor is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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