Sunday, March 29, 2015

Come Elle or Heidi Water

All hail the Swimsuit Queen. Elle Macpherson is 52 today.

Here’s an interesting article about a mild scuffle regarding who owns the nickname “The Body”: Elle or Heidi.

Each of them makes an excellent case.

Elle has always been the original for me. But if anyone could wrestle it from her…

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Emlily Aldrijkowski?

Is it me, or does Lily Aldridge look very much like Emily Ratajkowski in a couple of these Maxim shots?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Yasmeen Ghauri

I messed up her birth date last year, so happy 44th to this gorgeous two-time SI model.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Anne V, by the Numbers

…bookended by a shoot she did for Esquire last year.

Her streak of ten consecutive issues is nearly without precedent. (Kathy managed eleven in a row from 1984-1994.)

That number blew away the rest of her rookie class in 2005.
Alicia Hall (1 year)
Michelle Lombardo (1 year)
Frankie Rayder (2 years)
Mallory Snyder (2 years)
Oluchi Onweagba (4 years)
Daniella Sarahyba (6 years)

Only Daniella managed to break the halfway point of Anne’s longevity.

By my count, she has shared the magazine with 88 other models. (I am not counting athletes or WAGs or reality show stars. I am, somewhat grudgingly, counting Beyonce. I’m counting the 2006 cover all-stars, but not the 2014 “legends” reunion because, well, the legends were fully clothed.)
• • •
Adaora • Nina Agdal • Lily Aldridge • Michelle Alves • Ana Paula Araujo • Melissa Baker • Natasha Barnard • Ana Beatriz Barros • Elsa Benitez • Beyonce • Kate Bock • Yasmin Brunet • Carla Campbell • Jeisa Chiminazzo • Shannan Click • Kim Cloutier • Sonia Dara • Hannah Davis • Brooklyn Decker • Yamila Diaz • Cintia Dicker • Emily DiDonato • Zoe Duchesne • Lucia Dvorska • Selita Ebanks • Hannah Ferguson • Kenza Fourati • Esti Ginzburg • Jessica Gomes • Izabel Goulart • Quiana Grant • Kirby Griffin • Gigi Hadid • Alicia Hall • Bridget Hall • Melissa Haro • Jessica Hart • Bregje Heinen • Julie Henderson • Samantha Hoopes • Marloes Horst • Rachel Hunter • Chanel Iman • Heidi Klum • Shakara Ledard • Noemie Lenoir • Damaris Lewis • Michelle Lombardo • Elle Macpherson • Jarah Mariano • Lauren Mellor • Ariel Meredith • Alyssa Miller • Marisa Miller • Genevieve Morton • Fernanda Motta • Carolyn Murphy • Aline Nakashina • Petra Nemcova • Raica Oliveira • Oluchi Onweagba • Julie Ordon • Jessica Perez • Daniela Pestova • Dominique Piek • Tori Praver • Emily Ratajkowski • Frankie Rayder • Crystal Renn • Bar Refaeli • Hilary Rhoda • Rebecca Romijn • Pania Rose • Sara Sampaio • Danielle Sarahyba • Irina Shayk • Molly Sims • Mallory Snyder • Fernanda Tavares • Chrissy Teigen • Yesica Toscanini • Kate Upton • Cris Urena • Valerie van der Graaf • Jessica Van Der Steen • Veronika Varekova • Michelle Vawer • Jessica White
• • •
That’s probably a record.

Bodypainting appearances: 2

Covers: 0 (to the outrage of many)

Thanks, Anne. And congrats on your announcement.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

X Years of V

Happy 29th birthday to Anne V, who was in ten consecutive issues. 2015 was the first Anne-less year for a decade.

2005, her first year, was so long ago that she only had 6 online photos.










Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Topless o' the Mornin'

It's a bit of a tradition around these parts that we celebrate Kathy Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Swim Trunks

Today’s unforgettable “Animals and Swimsuits” entry: elephants. Mostly real.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Birthday, Ehrinn Cummings

The 2002 one-hit wonder is 34 today. Here she is in a pile of bananas:

And here she is in a slightly kinkier milieu:
(For some fashion spread or something.)

Sure, It's Pi Day, Butt...

...around here we celebrate Butt Appreciation Day. This year, I thought we'd go all Vendela.


Besides, I thought all those diners the girls visited along Route 66 this year would be good for at least one photo with pie in it somewhere, but no dice.

Previous Butt Appreciation Days: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Same Suit, Different Babe: Kim and Carol, 1983

Bellazon user Juju62 has been tirelessly collecting scans of swimsuit issues and calendars from the 80s and 90s. Because of his efforts, I found a new “Same Suit, Different Babe”: Kim Alexis in the 1983 issue, Carol Alt in the subsequent 1984 Calendar

You may notice that the design on the suit is reversed. I’m not sure which photo was flipped, but there may be a clue in Heaven.
This is the Kim suit as it appears in the coffee table book. It matches Carol’s. So I’m guessing Kim’s was flipped for the magazine.

Happy One-Piece Wednesday.