Sports Illustrated’s 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue hit shelves on Tuesday, and the publication pulled out all of the stops. A total of 12 new rookies were introduced to the world. Joining them were three stars from the sports world: Alex Morgan, Skylar Diggins and Anastasia Ashley.
The always-stunning Kate Upton took a flight aboard a Zero G airplane to shoot in weightless conditions. It took three girls – Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teigen – to unseat Upton from the cover.
In order to bring you a comprehensive look at the 2014 edition of the magazine, we have collected the hottest photo from each model – based on scientific evaluation, of course.
First a look at the shoot that earned the cover, and then on to the models.
VALERIE VAN DER GRAAF