Ciara is on the cover of the 2022 SI Swimsuit Issue.
“I’ve always dreamed of being on this cover ever since I was really young, especially as an entertainer,” says the singer/songwriter/philanthropist. “I remember the first time seeing Tyra Banks on Sports Illustrated, and that was a big deal, especially being a Black woman, at that time a Black young girl. She was so powerful, she was a force. It made a lot of noise, I think, for all the obvious reasons, but just her being incredibly beautiful.
“We all remember that, iconic leopard swimsuit moment. It just was so many things about that issue, and that time that was really special and historic. It’s always been pretty significant in the entertainment space. So it’s a big dream come true for me, and it was a special day when I got the call.”