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Hannah Davis Lands 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue!

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The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Isssue 2015 cover has been unveiled, so cover girl Hannah Davis is probably having a GREAT day!

The 24-year-old model shared her sexy cover shot Wednesday after the cover went public, but now that it’s widespread, I’m sure she’s over the moon! This is a life-changing opportunity for Davis, who is the girlfriend of former pro baseball player Derek Jeter.

Also notable: the shot is much different than most SI covers; it was shot on Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm and is way more rustic than the previous SI Swimsuit edition’s beachy, tropical backdrops. This was part of the reason Davis was so shocked she landed the cover.

Good going, girl!  To watch a video of the shoot and get some more information on this rising star, click HERE!

Photo: Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated

Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Sports Illustrated Adds Plus-Sized Model To Swimsuit Issue!


Sports Illustrated might not be all uber-skinny beach bodies punctuated with a bit of Kate Upton anymore!

This year, Sports Illustrated will make history by featuring plus-size model Ashley Graham in the magazine’s annual swimsuit issue, on newsstands Feb. 9.

For the first time, SI will feature a plus-size swimwear ad. “I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too,” the model, 27, said in a statement about her campaign for swimsuitsforall. “There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt.”


You may remember Ashley Graham from her criticism of the harsh Hollywood standards, especially when she discussed Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t “curvy,” but very small, and that children are getting serious body image issues because of these skewed perceptions. This is a huge opportunity for both Graham and the world to celebrate beauty in all forms!

Wohooo!  Progress!

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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Here it is! The real 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover!

Swimsuit: 2014 Issue: Cook Islands Group - Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen Beach/Rarotonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand

Last night on the Jimmy Kimmel show, he unveiled the real 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover (apparently the Barbie cover was just for fun?). Three barely-covered models graced the cover, Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen.

Apparently Sports Illustrated doesn’t tell anyone who landed the cover, even the models. We all find out together at the same time. According to People, Chrissy and Lily both talked about their surprise at making the cover.

What was your first reaction when you heard you were on the cover?
Chrissy: I started crying. But it was a weird shaking, trembling because … I didn’t believe it. Maybe because it’s airing on Kimmel and he likes to prank people. I was like, ‘This is the meanest prank of all time.’
Lily: I was so excited when I got the call to do Sports Illustrated, and then …. I was shooting in the Cook Islands with these incredible girls. I felt so lucky that I got the best shoot … it was the perfect introduction to Sports Illustrated. And then to get the cover! It’s so crazy and such an honor.

Are you excited about sharing the cover? Does it make it more special?
Chrissy: It does feel extra special. I’m just really excited to get to run around with them for the next month or whatever. People say that and don’t mean it but I really love them … We’re literally tied together forever because of this. I hope you know that.
Lily: You’re stuck with me.

Who did you call first and how did they react?
Lily: We both called our husbands.
Chrissy: Before I left, John [Legend] said,’‘Don’t trick me. Don’t say, Babe, I didn’t get it and [then say] I got it! Just be happy and just say it!’ So I just called him, and through tears, [said] ‘I got it.’ And that was it.
Lily: My husband [rocker Caleb Followill] is very proud. He’s very excited. I don’t think there is a man in the world that wouldn’t be super-stoked their wife ends up as the Sports Illustrated cover model.

You can pick up your issue next week. Apparently there’s an interesting zero-gravity shot at Kate Upton’s boobs.

Posted Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 8:08am
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BARBIE lands the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Yes, Barbie #Unapologetic

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This year neither Kate Upton, nor Brooklyn Decker, nor any other living woman landed the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover. That “honor” went to Barbie. The 55-year-old doll.

The makers of Barbie, Mattel, wanted to celebrate “the doll that started it all.”

“As a legend herself, and under constant criticism about her body and how she looks, posing . . . gives Barbie . . . and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are,” said Lisa McKnight, Mattel’s senior vice president of marketing.

The campaign is a departure for the 55-year old doll, which has been both beloved as a plaything and criticized as an unrealistic standard of beauty for decades.

In fact, Barbie has faced scrutiny for everything from her chiseled facial features and disproportionately small waist to her “life choices.” And last year, an artist renewed controversy over Barbie’s effect on body image after an artist posted pictures of the more meaty physique the doll would have if she had the figure of an average 19-year-old.

And with this latest move, Mattel shouldn’t expect the critics to silence anytime soon. In fact, outrage over the move hit social media almost immediately, the most-voiced concern being the impact Barbie’s appearance on the cover will have on body image in the eyes of girls, young women . . . and men.

But this latest move, which again sparked online debate on Wednesday about body image issues, comes as Mattel tries to revive interest in the doll icon. Barbie is worth an estimated $1.3 billion annually in sales for the toymaker and she’s the No. 1 toy brand.

Mattel hopes the “unapologetic” campaign will boost Barbie’s image.


Posted Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 7:07am
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