The American Sports Illustrated magazine releases the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue annually. The magazine cover features a sensational model. The models participating compete with each other to feature on the cover. All models featured on the cover of the swimsuit issue in the magazine’s history have been women. Who are the hottest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models in the world? Bar Rafaeli, Marisa Miller, Kate Upton and Irina Shayk are few of the beautiful ladies to have participated in the event and featured on the cover. In today’s list, Irina Shayk is the hottest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.
Check out the list of ten of the hottest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models in the world:
10. Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge is an American fashion model, Victoria’s Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model. She famed after appearing as a rookie alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal in 2014 for the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue’s 50th anniversary. At the age of 17, Aldridge appeared on the cover of the August 2003 Spanish Vogue. Aldridge appeared on the editions of many prestigious magazines like the French Glamour, Vogue Mexico, Elle Korea, Elle Brazil, Elle Vietnam, Talter, 10 magazine, S Moda, Esquire Mexico, Allure Russia and Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, and The Edit.
9. Bar Rafaeli
Bar Rafaeli is an Israeli model, television host, actress and businesswoman. She made sensation after appearing as the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 2012, she was #1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list. The beautiful woman is one among the most internationally successful models coming from Israel. In 2013, Rafaeli was the highest paid model in Israel. In April, 2012, Shalom Life ranked her fourth on its list of the “50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world.” The Maxim Magazine cited her as a supermodel. Rafaeli is the second Israeli model after Michaela Bercu to appear for Sports Illustrated magazine.
8. Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis is an American model. She became famous after her appearance on the cover of the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. The beauty enjoys playing tennis and volleyball. She has a brownish hair with green charming eyes. Earlier Davis appeared on two individual covers for Italian ‘D’ Magazine in 2006, Mexico’s Elle in August 2009, France’s FHM in September 2012 and South Africa’s FHM in April 2013.
7. Hannah Ferguson
Hannah Ferguson became famous after her appearances in 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Hannah Ferguson is an American fashion model born in San Angelo, Texas, USA. In her first appearance for Sports Illustrated magazine, she posed in bodypaint by Joanne Gair. Triumph International featured Hannah in an advertisement that showcased her as an animated character.
6. Samantha Hoopes
Samantha Hoopes is an American model who appeared for 2014 Sports Illustrated’s 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue. Hoopes is also well-known for appearing in Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Most American Thickburger advertisement. Hoopes went to Barbizon Performing Arts Academy, studying modeling and acting. Hoopes posed for the June 2014 of Maxim Magazine. She is a fashion model for Guess and Levi’s jeans. In February 2014, Hoopes competed in the Sports Illustrated Beach Volleyball tournament.
5. Hailey Clauson
Hailey Clauson is an American fashion model who was among the three separate cover stars of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Clauson was also the face of Dsquared2, Jill Stuart, and Gucci. Clauson started her modeling career at the age of 14, appearing in ad campaigns for Wild Fox Couture, Jag Jeans and in the Forever 21 catalog. In 2009, Clauson featured as Model of the Month in the October issue of Japanese Vogue. On September 2010, Clauson made her catwalk debut at the spring ADAM show in New York. All of these contributed to her success and she became a sensation in the fashion world.
4. Marisa Miller
Marisa Miller is an American model and actress known for her work in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and Victoria’s Secret. In 2010, she was among the “The definitive list of the world’s most beautiful women” by Maxim magazine. She had been ranked among various beauty lists by different magazines. In 2007, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers.
3. Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn Decker is a beautiful American fashion model and actress. Brooklyn Decker is known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the cover of the 2010 issue. She also worked for Victoria’s Secret for the 2010 “Swim” collection. In addition to fashion, she ventured into television with guest appearances on Chuck, Ugly Betty, The League, and Royal Pains.
As a teenager, she worked for Mauri Simone, a popular prom dress-maker. She won the 2003 Model of the Year award at the Connections Model and Talent Convention. Decker’s modelling career boomed after appearing in Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM, and Glamour.
2. Kate Upton
Kate Upton is an American model and actress. Upton appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue of 2012 and 2013. She famed due to her association with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for 2011, 2012 and 2013. She was the subject of the 100th anniversary Vanity Fair cover. She made her movie debut in the film Tower Heist (2011). She ranked #3 on the American publication of AskMen’s Top 99 Women for 2013. At the 10th annual Style Awards at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York in September 2013, Upton was named Model of the Year.
1. Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk is a Russian model and actress. She is known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue between 2007 and 2015. She became the cover model in the 2011 issue. She failed during her marketing studies and entered a beauty school with her older sister. While there, she was noticed by a person from a local modeling agency who was struck by her beauty. The person urged her to participate in the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004” beauty contest and she won. She famed towards a successful fashion and modelling career. She ranked first in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine.