When it comes to showing off beautiful beach bodies, no one source is more iconic than the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Landing a gig on the cover of this annual publication is one of the pinnacles of modelling success, and has provided many models with an easy transition from modeling to acting and many more careers. Many women have watched their careers launch from simply being featured in the magazine. The yearly babe-filled issue has featured some of the hottest women of time, and we have compiled a list of the 10 most gorgeous.
10. Elle Macpherson
One of only two models to grace the cover of the SI Swimsuit Edition three years in a row, there is no doubt why Elle Macpherson made this list. This Australian business-woman, model, and actress graced the cover from 1986-1988.
9. Petra Nemcova
This Czech hottie donned the cover of SI Swimsuit in 2003, and men everywhere rejoiced. She is not only known for her stunning looks, but for her philanthropy work as well.
8. Brooklyn Decker
Featured on the cover of the 2010 issue, Brooklyn Decker’s beautiful beach body has quickly become famous, and earned her a the number eight spot on our list.
7. Kate Upton
2011′s Rookie of the Year in the SI Swimsuit Editions, Kate Upton then went on to appear on the cover of the bother the 2012 and 2013 editions.
6. Cheryl Tiegs
Cheryl Tiegs is an absolute icon in the world of swimsuit modeling. First featured on the cover of SI Swimsuit Edition in 1975, then again in 1983, she proved that a swimsuit model can remain sexy throughout the years.
5. Christie Brinkley
Known for being the first model to grace the cover of SI Swimsuit Edition three times in a row (1979-1981), Christie Brinkley is living proof that women only get sexier with age.
4. Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn is just as successful as an actress as model, and either way, still one of the sexiest women on the planet.
3. Bar Rafaeli
This Israeli supermodel appeared on the cover of SI Swimsuit Edition in 2009, and has a mile long list of modelling accomplishments.
2. Cindy Crawford
There is no doubt that Cindy Crawford is a staple on lists like this one, and that is for good reason. Just look at the picture above.
1. Marissa Miller
One look at the amazing beauty above and it becomes obvious why she tops this list.
by Tyler Chambers