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Sports Illustrated's 50 Greatest Swimsuit Models (30-21)

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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. Check back all week as the list is revealed.

COMPLETE LIST: No. 50-41 | No. 40-31 | No. 20-11 (coming Thu.) | No. 10-1 (coming Fri.)

30. Julie Henderson

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Hometown: Katy, Texas

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Years in Swimsuit Issue: 7 (2007-13)

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Henderson, who has been modeling since age 13, has appeared in the last seven swimsuit issues, trailing only Anne V for most appearances by a current model. The Texas native is not only a swimsuit  model, she is also a designer who recently launched her own swimwear line with Basta Surf.

Random Fact: Her grandfather discovered the Henderson grapefruit while working at a citrus farm in South Texas.

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29. Chrissy Teigen

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Hometown: Delta, Utah

Years in Swimsuit Issue: 4 (2010-13)

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After being named “Rookie of the Year” in the 2010 Swimsuit issue, Teigen has appeared in every issue since. An avid blogger (sodelushious.com), Teigen has been featured multiple times on the Cooking Channel.

Random Fact: She is engaged to singer John Legend.

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28. Ashley Richardson

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Hometown: Sudbury, Mass.

Years in Swimsuit Issue: 6 (1989-93, 1995)

Richardson reached superstardom in the early-to-mid ‘90s after she made six appearances in SI Swimsuit issues, including her 1991 appearance on the cover. She has been featured in Elle and Cosmopolitan multiple times.

Random Fact: It was reported in 1991, prior to her appearance on the cover of the SI Swimsuit issue, that she was married to 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. She was indeed married to a Montana—Paul Montana, a Miami nightclub owner with no relation to Joe.

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27. Jessica White

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Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Years in Swimsuit Issue: 7 (2003-05, 2007-11)

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Titled the “model of her generation” by Tyra Banks, White made seven appearances in the SI Swimsuit issue from 2004 to 2011. She has made appearances in The Young and the Restless, America’s Next Top Model, and the music videos of Jay-Z, John Legend, and Trey Songz.

Random Fact: She played Terrell Owens’ love interest on The T.O. Show.

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26.Elsa Benitez

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Hometown: Hermosillo, Mexico