Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jarah Mariano

28 today.
Rumor has it she appears in the opening credits sequence of "Skyfall."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Missing the Complexities


Complex.com just listed their 100 Hottest Supermodels of All Time. As you might imagine, nearly half of the list is made up of SI girls. There are a lot of obvious names (your Elles, your Christies, your Marisas, your Tyras, what have you), but I thought I’d call out a few deeper cuts, some girls who don’t get as much exposure on this blog as they should.
Yasmeen Ghauri (#92)

Carolyn Murphy (#76)

Daniela Pestova (#72)

Angela Lindvall (#49)

Selita Ebanks (#17)

Niki Taylor (#12)
Each model has a series of icons at the bottom of her page, including “SI Swimsuit Issue Certified” to designate ladies who’ve appeared in the swimsuit issue.
Unfortunately, it’s not used with a great deal of accuracy. For one thing, they left that icon off Cindy Crawford’s listing.
That’s understandable; she had one photo in one issue, and her fame was largely independent of SI.

But more oddly, they apply this icon to six models who have never appeared in SI.
Doutzen Kroes (#80)

Alessandra Ambrosio (#24)

Miranda Kerr (#18)


Gisele Bundchen (#6)

Claudia Schiffer (#5)
What do you think? Should these ladies have been in SI?

I normally don’t find myself wishing that models I know from elsewhere would appear in the swimsuit issue. But I have to admit, there are a couple of Victoria’s Secret models I just recently discovered who would make lovely additions.

They are Barbara Palvin:
…and Candice Swanepoel: 
Maybe on some future hot girls list, that little icon will be lucky enough to appear under their photos.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Good Clean Fun

Janine Berey tweeted this the other day.
Shower time indeed! Seems like a good excuse for some SI models in showers, a theme that pops up surprisingly often. Some of my favorites:
Dominique Piek, 2010

Jessica White, 2008

Yamila Diaz, 2005

Oluchi Onweagba, 2005

Veronica Varekova, 2002

Fernanda Tavares, 2001

Aya Thorgren, 1994

Vendela, 1994

Paulina Porizkova, 1986

That’s odd. Paulina doesn’t seem to have very good aim. The shower maybe grazes her scalp and her left ankle, but otherwise the spray is completely missing her body.

That’s because the original image in the magazine looked like this:
Both versions of the image float around the internet. I’m not sure who made the little boy disappear, if it was an official edit by SI or someone who just didn’t want him messing up the view.

In any case, I wonder if it occurred to him (after he hit puberty) what an honor it was.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One-Piece Wednesday: Mystery Girl, 2013

So MJ Day is tweeting from the set again.
I’m looking forward to finding out who she is.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Random Notes

Australia, of course, has their summer opposite ours here in the States. Last month, Aussie Jessica Gomes geared up for it with a nice swimsuit shoot for Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper.
Keep the summer warm for us, Aussies.
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Nina Agdal has a sweet little commercial out for Aerie lingerie.
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Bar Refaeli will appear in the December issue of German GQ. This body stocking is not an outfit that would have occurred to me, but I’m glad it occurred to someone.
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And after what sounds like a hellish trip, MJ Day is tweeting from the front lines again.

Well, the back lines.

Well, the back tan lines.
Will we get multiple girls in the same shot in 2013? I thought we’d get some Julie/Irina action in 2011, but I was mistaken.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Agent 99

AskMen.com is assembling their “Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2013” list, and you can voice your preference from the pool they’ve selected. As you can imagine, there are a lot of SI girls featured.

Jessica Gomes
Irina Shayk
Brooklyn Decker
Isabeli Fontana
Anne V
Izabel Goulart
Ana Beatriz Barros
Kate Upton
Bar Refaeli

In addition to the “Models” section of the ballot, there is also an “Athletes” section. Many have had their day in the swimsuit issue, including all three 2012 bodypainting participants.
Leryn Franco
Lindsey Vonn
Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova
Alex Morgan
Natalie Gulbis
Venus Williams
Natalie Coughlin