Have a moment of thought. What forces you to pick up a certain sports magazine among a group of many? The Cover maybe? Or the hot model that catches the eye in a second? Here we present you the Top 10 Sexiest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models.
Top 10 Sexiest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models
10. Carolyn Murphy
In 1998, Murphy was named VH1/Vogue’s “Model of the Year”. She played “Dubbie” in Barry Levinson’s film Liberty Heights. She was one of the “Modern Muses” on the November 1999 millennium cover of American Vogue and was chosen to represent Calvin Klein’s perfume “Contradiction”.
In 1998, during a photo shoot for Elle, the photographer noticed her resemblance to the actress Gene Tierney and dubbed her “The blonde Gene Tierney”. She deserves her place among the top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models of all time.
9. Carol Alt
Alt’s first big break in modeling was in 1979, when she was featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, but garnered publicity in 1982 when she was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. During the 1980s she appeared on over 500 magazine covers, becoming one of the most famous models of her era. She then became The Face of Life Magazine.
During the height of her popularity, she was the face of ad campaigns for Diet Pepsi, General Motors, Cover Girl Cosmetics, Noxzema, Hanes, and numerous others. She was the first model to produce her own posters and calendars. She now holds the ninth spot in the list of top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
8. Candice Swanepoel
Swanepoel’s resume includes covers for Australian, Brazilian, Mexican, Korean, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Italian Vogue, Brazilian, British, German and South African Elle, British, South African, Romanian, Mexican and Chinese GQ, Turkish, Spanish, Czech and Argentine Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Lush and Ocean Drive (U.S.) and advertisements for Shiatzy Chen, Nike, Diesel.
She also appeared in ads for Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Prabal Gurung, Swarovski, Colcci, True Religion, Ralph Lauren, Miu Miu, Juicy Couture, and Versace. Swanepoel holds the seventh spot in the list of top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
7. Brooklyn Decker
Glam girl Brooklyn Danielle Decker Roddick is an American fashion model and actress best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the cover of the 2010 issue. Due to her jaw-dropping hotness, she holds the seventh spot in the list of top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
6. Bridget Hall
American model Bridget Hall was born in Springdale, Arkansas. At the age of just 10, she started modeling in Dallas, Texas. At this time she was living in the suburb of Farmers Branch, where she briefly attended R. L. Turner High School. Shortly thereafter, she moved with her mother Donna Hall to New York City to pursue her modeling career. She now holds her place in the list of top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
5. Bregje Heinen
A scout for Salva Models first discovered Heinen in Hyves’ social networking site. Shortly afterward, she switched to Micha Models. She has since joined Women Management in Milan, Paris and New York, Select London, Dominique Brussels, UNO Barcelona, and Place Hamburg.
She modeled for Replay, Topshop, Karen Millen, Sisley, and DKNY. Heinen walked the runway for Donna Karen, Just Cavalli, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Balenciaga, and Karl Lagerfeld. She appeared in Maroon 5’s music video for Payphone. Heinen definitely deserves her place among the top 10 hottest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
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But, she has been featured on various sports magazines as well and is on position four of our top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models in the world.
3. Bar Refaeli
Refaeli is an Israeli model, television host, actress, and businesswoman. Considered among the most internationally successful models to come from Israel, alongside models such as Nina Brosh and Michaela Bercu. According to Forbes Israel, she was the highest-paid model in Israel in 2013, ahead of the combined modeling income of other Israeli models such as Esti Ginzburg, Gal Gadot, and Shlomit Malka.
She became the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Rafaeli also voted as the number 1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list of 2012. Since 2013, she has been the host of The X Factor Israel. Rafaeli deserves the third place in our list of top 10 hottest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
2. Ariel Meredith
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Meredith is an American model who appeared in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, she did some part-time modeling starting in 1998 until she finished her schooling. Although she was discovered at age 14, she did not pursue modeling as a full-time career until after she completed her education in 2008.
In 1998, she won a 500-contestant modeling competition in Dallas and signed with Ford Models in New York and Campbell Modeling Agency in Dallas. She got 32 call-backs from the contest. She definitely deserves the second place in our list of top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models of all time.
1. Ana Beatriz Barros
Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros is known for her multiple appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She became famous for her work with Intimissimi, Guess, Bebe, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez’s JLO fashion line.
Barros was born in a small town of Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to Sônia, a housewife, and Renato Barros, a mechanical engineer. Undoubtedly, she is the sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit model of all time.
These were the top 10 sexiest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. And, it takes a lot more than what we see on the pictures to be a perfect model. Not just the sacrifices of their daily diet but much much more.