Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover…1955-2009 PHOTOS

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by American Sports Illustrated magazine. The cover photograph features fashion models wearing swimwear in exotic locales. All models featured on the cover of the swimsuit issue in the magazine’s history have been women. According to some, the magazine is the arbiter of supermodel succession. The swimsuit issue of the magazine carries advertising that, in 2005 amounted to US$35 million in value. New issues come out around the middle of February or later.

Bar Rafaeli 2009

Marissa Miller 2008

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1955 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

1955

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Location History:

  • 1971 – Dominican Republic
  • 1972 – Marina del Rey
  • 1973 – Bahamas
  • 1974 – Puerto Rico
  • 1975 – Cancún
  • 1976 – Baja California
  • 1977 – Maui
  • 1978 – Brazil
  • 1979 – Seychelles
  • 1980 – British Virgin Islands
  • 1981 – Florida
  • 1982 – Kenya
  • 1983 – Jamaica
  • 1984 – Netherlands Antilles
  • 1985 – Australia
  • 1986 – French Polynesia
  • 1987 – Dominican Republic
  • 1988 – Thailand
  • 1989 – Mexico, Seychelles, Kenya, Lake Powell, Kauai, St. Barts
  • 1990 – The Grenadines, Windward Islands
  • 1991 – Cruise theme – Turks & Caicos, Bali, St. Barts
  • 1992 – Spain
  • 1993 – Alaska, Florida Keys, Mackinac Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Oahu
  • 1994 – Pool theme – Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Bali, Pantelleria, Sardinia, St. Maarten, Mexico, Hong Kong
  • 1995 – Bermuda, Costa Rica
  • 1996 – South Africa
  • 1997 – Bahamas, Monaco, Venezuela, Mexico, Malibu
  • 1998 – Equator theme – Maldives, Kenya, Indonesia, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  • 1999 – Necker Island, Guana Island
  • 2000 – Pacific theme – Malaysia, Oahu, Maui, Mexico
  • 2001 – Tunisia, Greece, Italy, Bahamas, Las Vegas
  • 2002 – Latin theme – Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Spanish Harlem
  • 2003 – Barbados, Kenya, Turkey, Florida Keys, Colorado, Vietnam, Grenada
  • 2004 – Montauk, New York, Saranac Lake, New York, Mississippi, Wyoming, Arizona, Iowa
  • 2005 – Bahamas, Honduras, Croatia, Chile, Thailand, Costa Rica, Belize
  • 2006 – Hollywood, Tahiti, Las Vegas, Colombia, Bahamas, Palm Springs
  • 2007 – Music theme – Florida, Memphis, Tennessee, Jamaica, Brazil, Maui, Grambling, Louisiana, Los Angeles, Arizona, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2008 – St. Petersburg, Russia, Singer Island, Florida, St. John’s, Maui, Nicaragua, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Israel
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