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Every Cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

A collection of all of the SI Swimsuit covers.

In January 1964, Babette March appeared on the cover of the very first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the start of more than 50 years of iconic magazine cover images celebrating women. Exuding confidence, beauty, resilience and joy, every SI Swimsuit cover personifies a woman standing in her true power. Witness Tyra Banks’s return to the SI Swimsuit cover in 2019 at the age of 45, shattering any preconceived notion that age could ever dim anyone’s beauty. Or look at Kate Upton’s magnificent 2013 cover shot in Antarctica, which helped to launch her into superstardom.

Trailblazing decade after decade, the cover of SI Swimsuit has proved to be one of the most impactful platforms upon which any model, musician or athlete can land. It’s a history-making star turn. Case in point: in 2021, Leyna Bloom, Megan Thee Stallion and Naomi Osaka, three women of color, became the first transgender model, first rapper and first Black female athlete, respectively, to appear on the cover.

Scroll down and go back in time to discover the evolution and inception of one of the world's most sought-after (and most viewed) franchises in history and celebrate the long-lasting tradition that is SI Swimsuit.

2021 covers
2020 covers
2019 covers
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2014-Nina-Agdal-Lily-Alridge-Christine-Teigen.jpg
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1996-Valeria-Mazza-Tyra-Banks-001291513.jpg
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1994-Kathy-Ireland-Elle-Macpherson-Rachel-Hunter-006274050.jpg
1993-Vendela-Kirsebom-001259495.jpg
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1990-0212-Judit-Masco-001160835.jpg
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