A look at which celebrities have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue the most times.
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is an annual publication of the American media company Time Inc. It features fashion models wearing swimwear in various locales around the world. The highly coveted cover photo has been graced by some of the world’s most famous supermodels, including Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Kate Upton and Ashley Graham.
So, who has been lucky enough to land the most covers? Here are the top 10 models with the most Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers:
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covers by Model
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has been around since 1964, and since then, there have been many beautiful women gracing its covers. From Tyra Banks to Chrissy Teigen, these ladies have not only caught our eye but also our hearts. In this article, we’ll take a look at the gorgeous women who have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit throughout the years.
This Australian model, businesswoman, and television host has graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a record five times. She was first featured on the cover in 1986, becoming only the second model after Christie Brinkley to appear more than once. She is also known as “The Body” thanks to her flawless figure and long-standing reign as one of the world’s most popular supermodels.
Heidi Klum has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four times; once in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2008. Klum became a household name after being featured on the cover of the annual issue in 1998.
Kate Upton has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit three times, making her the only model to have done so in the magazine’s history. She first appeared on the cover in 2012, becoming only the seventh model to have been featured on the front page of SI while still a teenager. In 2013, Upton was named Rookie of the Year, and she has since gone on to star in movies like The Other Woman and Dumb and Dumber To.
Ashley Graham is an American model, television personality, and entrepreneur. She was first featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2016, becoming the first plus-size model to appear on the cover. In 2017, she appeared on the cover again, making her the first plus-size model to appear on consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers. She has since appeared on several more covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covers by Year
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit first hit newsstands in 1964. Back then, it was a one-time event. Now, the magazine is published annually and is one of the most popular issues. It features beautiful models from all over the world wearing the latest swimwear styles. So, who has graced the cover the most?
The 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover was revealed on Tuesday, and it features three models: Olympic athlete turned model Sloane Stephens, fashion model Hailey Bieber, and model Alex Morgan. This is the first time in history that three women have graced the cover together.
“To be able to be on the cover of SI Swimsuit with two other powerful and inspiring women is truly surreal,” Stephens said in a statement. “I am so honored to join forces with Hailey and Alex to show the world that no dream is too big, and together, we can achieve anything.”
“There’s no better way to celebrate feminine strength and beauty than by putting three bad-ass women on the cover of SI Swimsuit,” Bieber added.
The issue hits newsstands on July 21.
The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover was revealed on Tuesday, and it features three models: Camille Kostek, Alex Morgan and Hailey Clauson.
Kostek, who is also the issue’s cover girl, is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie. The model and former New England Patriots cheerleader first graced SI’s pages in the magazine’s 2018 rookie class.
Morgan, a World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, is also making her SI Swimsuit debut. The 28-year-old soccer star posed for a beautiful black-and-white spread inside the issue.
Clauson, who appeared on SI Swimsuit’s cover in 2016, returns for her third time in the annual issue. The 26-year-old model strutted her stuff in a stylish shoot set in Joshua Tree National Park.
The 2018 cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue featured model Danielle Herrington. She became the third black woman to be featured on the cover in the magazine’s history.
This year, Kate Upton graces the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for the third time. She is joined by model Nina Agdal and NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
We can see from the data that Tyra Banks is far and away the model with the most Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers, with 22 in total. Christy Turlington comes in second with 5, followed by Kate Moss with 4.