Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year in Kate

Happy New Year.Complex has just created a wonderful retrospective of Kate Upton's lovely existence.

Here's to more of her, and her fellow SI models, in 2012.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kathy Coverage

Modelina has a nice little retrospective: "Looking Back at Sports Illustrated's 25th Anniversary Issue."They wonder if 2013's 50th Anniversary Issue will live up to Kathy's 25th Anniversary Issue.

Looks like they made the same blunder I did a while back. 2013 would be the 50th swimsuit issue, but only the 49th anniversary. (If 1989 was the 25th anniversary, then the 50th will be in 2014.)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Elsa Benitez

The drop-dead gorgeous 2001 cover girl is 35.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh, Christie...

Christie Brinkley promises she'll promptly pay over $530,000 in back taxes.

Christie, if it will help, here you are in your third One-Piece Wednesday.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sweet + Boozy = Chrissy

I would be remiss if I didn't plug Chrissy Teigen's appearance on the Cooking Channel. "Cookies & Cocktails" premieres tonight, I think.

Here's Chrissy. I thought this shot was fitting, because I understand this type of sandy coating is known in the industry as "Shake & Bake."

Blondes in Their Underthings!

Continuing my important work of picking out SI models from other site’s hot girls lists, I bring you BroBible’s hottest blonde swimsuit issue models who are also lingerie models.

Blondes
#5: Esti Ginzburg

#14: Shannan Click

#18: Ana Beatriz Barros

#20: Jessica Hart

#39: Anne V

#40: Jessica Perez

#42: Petra Nemcova

#59: Tori Praver

#68: Jessica Van Der Steen

#88: Marisa Miller

#90: Kate Upton

#92: Bar Refaeli

#95: Brooklyn Decker

And, just because I sense she’s feeling left out, here’s a lovely shot of Cintia Dicker.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Brunettes in Their Underthings!

You may remember that over the summer, the bros at Guyism.com announced their 100 Sexiest Lingerie Models in the World.

Not to be outdone, the guys at BroBible.com recently doubled that number—and color-coded it. In two parts, they listed the 100 Hottest Brunette Lingerie Models and the 100 Hottest Blonde Lingerie Models.

With the longer list, they had room to top Guyism’s list of 17 SI models by including 24. Well, that’s not technically true. BroBible slipped up a little, counting Isabeli Fontana twice among the brunettes, at #68 and #90, calling the science of the whole experiment into question.

Guyism’s entire lineup of SI girls is repeated in BroBible’s, with one exception: Cintia Dicker. An obvious redhead, she was disqualified from either of BroBible’s lists.

Shall we take a gander?
Brunettes
#38: Pania Rose

#42: Jarah Mariano

#54: Izabel Goulart

#60: Lucia Dvorska

#63: Selita Ebanks

#68: Isabeli Fontana

#80: Kim Cloutier

#90: Isabeli Fontana (oops)

#91: Raica Oliveira

#95: Irina Shayk

#100: Alyssa Miller

Tomorrow: The Blondes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Darcie Baum, You're Killing Me

This means there's a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model wearing nothing but paint being photographed somewhere in the world right now.

Happy Birthday, Chrissy Teigen

Normally, I'd combine this news with One-Piece Wednesday, but pics of Chrissy in a one-piece are in short supply. I've already used her pink knit 2010 one. And this one from 2011:...Well, it's frankly not the most attractive suit. So let's celebrate her 26th with this heart-stopping shot.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jarah Mariano

In the blur of Thanksgiving, I missed Jarah Mariano's birthday on Wednesday.This is probably my favorite photo of her, from 2008. It could have been the cover.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Don't Mean to Brag, But...

I do have a Twitter account, but there's not much in the way of tweets. (I use it to follow, not to be followed.) Still, Ms. Alt, it is an honor.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One-Piece Wednesday: 2012 Mystery Ladies

Last Friday, @darciebaum tweeted this:...which linked to this:It was one of a series of promising one-piecers we've gotten a glimpse of from Darcie and MJ.I'm particularly enthralled with upper-left (Kate Upton perhaps?) and lower-right (a rookie? That's a very sexy corner-of-the-mouth..).

I've been snatching up all the preview shots I can (well, the ones that don't get taken down for some prudish reason or another). It will be fun to try to match the sneak-preview tweets with the models, once February rolls around.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lap Full of Caps

@SI_Swimsuit posted a link to a Gillette "Rookie to Cover" site from a year or two ago, where you can follow the journeys of Brooklyn Decker, Marisa Miller, Petra Nemcova, Veronica Varekova, and Rebecca Romijn from their first appearances in the magazine to their covers some years later.

One of the 2002 shots of Veronica shows her in her Dos Equis bottlecap bikini.
Now wait a second. When this pic was published, it looked like this:They edited out her bikini bottom.

I have spent nine years filled with sympathy for how painful that suit must have been to wear. And it was just more bikini bottom trickery from SI.