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Meet The Real Women Behind The 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Meet The Real Women Behind The 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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Meet The Real Women Behind The 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

As we all know, every year Sports Illustrated comes out with its money maker, the widely popular Swimsuit Edition.
Since 1964, Sports Illustrated has featured some of the most beautiful and biggest names in the supermodel world.
These Supermodels wear some of the most artistic and beautiful swimsuits in the most exotic locations in the world.
This year, Sports Illustrated has featured 9 models for this edition. This edition includes big name models, a few rookies, and seriously hot veterans to the list.

Bianca Balti

Fun fact about Bianca Balti, She is a 32-year-old former Dolce & Gabbana model, mother of two, and a Sports Illustrated rookie.
It’s obvious that above everything else, Bianca is family-oriented, she’s a mother first.

“I just want to have a lot of kids. I don’t have a lot of interests besides cooking and making kids; At least four, but not in a hurry.”

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The irony in it all is Bianca never liked to swim.

“My mom forced me to do swimming and ballet, I never liked them.” She continues, “swimming was very cold.”

Hailey Clauson

You may recognize Hailey Clauson.
This beautiful blonde was featured on the cover of the 2016 Swimsuit Edition.
According to the Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day, Hailey is one of those beautiful women that are so cool and down to earth, it’s like they don’t even know just how striking they are.

“Hailey is the cool girl who doesn’t even know how cool she really is. She’s goofy, She’s smart, and she’s completely humble. What’s crazy is you don’t even feel like she knows that when you’re around her.”

Hailey is beautiful, hilarious, and never too cool to have a dance off with a fan. This is why she’s a fan favorite.
Also, check out Hailey’s hilarious sketch on Funny Or Die.

Nina Agdal

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Cheesin' 🧀🧀🧀

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Nina makes her return, as she was featured in the 2014, and 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Not only is she stunning, and attracted the wandering eyes of Leo, she also travels to the dopest locations and takes the coolest pictures.

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Never leaving 🙏🏼🌊

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Kelly Gale

Kelly Gale is simply stunning, there’s no other way to describe her.
Gale has an interesting background as she is of Swedish, Australian, and Indian heritage.
Apparently, Kelly’s favorite things are Iced coffee, speed walks, and great food.
Sounds like a winner to me.

Myla Dalbesio

Myla Dalbesio is the third rookie on the list and she’s just not just a beautiful face.
Her hobbies include art, music, camping, cooking, and photography.
When Myla isn’t modeling, she is on the front lines of major political movements.

Lais Ribeiro

Lais Riberio is the 4th rookie on the list, but she is no stranger to the modeling industry.
In 2010 she moved to New York City and the rest was history.
This Brazilian beauty moved up the ranks and eventually rose to the upper echelons of high fashion when she began to walk the runway for big name designers including Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, and Dolce & Gabana.
It wasn’t until she appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show when her legacy as one of the world’s Top Models was sealed.

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Chrissy Teigen

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So excited to announce my 7th appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition – I had to count that a million times before I believed it! My @si_swimsuit family, I love you! There is nothing like being a part of this brand and this issue. My shoot was in beautiful Zanzibar and shot by the incomparable @ruvenafanador, who is just as wonderful, kind, serene and lovely as everyone has ever told me. He thinks about every little aspect of a photo, every detail. HMU by @peterbutlerhair and @joannegair I LOVE you and am so lucky you allow me to be in your chairs! @mj_day and @darciebaum and @ja_neyney @hillarydrezner and @karencarpk – you are my family. I am proud to be in the issue but SO proud of all the work you guys put into this every single year. I just love you all. Jesus this is dramatic I know! And to all my fellow @si_swimsuit girls, congrats on a beautiful issue!!! I will see you this week in MIAMI!!!! I can't wait to kiss all your beautiful faces!

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You don’t need any briefing on who Chrissy Teigen is.
In 2010, Chrissy won Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Of The Year and the rest is history.
With 10.1 million Instagram followers and a little over 4 million twitter followers, Teigen is easily one of the more popular models in the world, and quite possibly of all time.
This popularity is less about Chrissy’s sex appeal and more about her hilariously addictive personality.
She’s also not afraid to make fun of herself, which makes Chrissy one of our favorites too.

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley is one of the most seasoned models in the game right now.
At the age of 63, she’s been in the swimsuit modeling industry for almost 40 years and she’s still bringing the heat!
In the late 1970s, Brinkley gained fame for appearing on three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covers through 1981.
She’s also spent 25 years as the face of cover girl, making the longest run for any cosmetics contract of any model in history.
Here she is with her two daughters. Guess which one is Christie.

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