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Sports Illustrated’s 50 Greatest Swimsuit Models (10-1)

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This week, Sports Illustrated will be counting down its Top 50 all-time models, 10 per day, with the winner being revealed on Friday in conjunction with SI’s Summer of Swim Event at Wynn Las Vegas.

COMPLETE LIST:No. 50-41 | No. 40-31 | No. 30-21 | No. 20-11

10. Paulina Porizkova

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Hometown: Prostejov, Czechoslovakia

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Years in Swimsuit Issue: 7 (1983-86, 1989, 1992, 2004)

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In 1984, Porizkova, a Czech native, was the first woman from Central Europe to be featured on the SI Swimsuit cover. She appeared on the cover again the following year, making her only the second model to ever appear on back-to-back covers (Christie Brinkley was the first). Porizkova got her start as a model in Paris in the early '80s.

Random Fact: In addition to TV appearances on America's Next Top Model, Dancing With the Stars and As The World Turn and Desperate Housewives, Porizkova was featured on an episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories.

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9. Bar Refaeli

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Hometown: Hod HaSharon, Israel

Years in Swimsuit Issue: 5 (2007-2010, 2012)

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Refaeli, featured on the 2009 cover, is the first Israeli model to be featured in the Swimsuit issue. She appeared in her first commercial at eight months and continued her ascent until making her first Swimsuit appearance in 2007, when she was featured with the band Aerosmith.