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  • The 50th anniversary swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated features Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama 2012 and girlfriend of University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, became America's "It Girl" at the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. Now, Webb debuts in the newest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 New York on sale now. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/" target="external">All models can be seen here on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Model Kate Upton is back on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue for the second year in a row. Upton went "polar bare," wearing only a hooded white parka and bikini bottom, for the 2013 issue. Last year, she was featured on the cover wearing a red bikini. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Kate Upton appeared on the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue last year. The then-19-year-old was the magazine's "Rookie of the Year" in 2011. A Michigan native who was raised in Florida, Upton began her career in 2008 and was the 2010-2011 face of Guess. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Model Irina Shayk is shown during a shoot in the Philippines. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Model Anne V is shown during a shoot in Fiji. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Brooklyn Decker's photos were shot in the Maldives by award-winning sports photographer Walter Iioos and inspired by '80s and '90s SI covers featuring Elle Macpherson and Rachel Hunter, according to People magazine. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Kathy Ireland sizzled on the cover of this 1989 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her cover best-selling issue of all time. The editors of Sports Illustrated released "Sports Illustrated: The Covers," a 208-page collection highlighting every single SI cover on Oct. 12, 2010. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Tyra Banks was the first black model to appear on the SI cover, an accomplishment she achieved with Valeria Mazza in 1996 and on her own -- in polka dots -- in 1997. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Why shouldn't a sports magazine have an all-star team? That's exactly what SI did for the 2006 cover, a who's who that included Veronica Varekova, Elle MacPherson, Rebecca Romijn, Rachel Hunter, Daniela Pestova, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy and Yamila Diaz. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • South Florida native and first-time cover girl Carolyn Murphy sits cross-legged on the beach while the magazine attempts a model trading card gimmick. It was a natural fit for a broad demographic of baseball card collectors who look forward to the annual issue -- now in its 43rd year. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Behind the United States, which leads with 14 swimsuit edition cover girls, comes the Czech Republic with five. That includes Petra Nemcova, a supermodel whose tragic tsunami experience gained her international notoriety. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue made history in 2007 by featuring the first non-model, singer Beyonce, on the front of the famed annual. The SI Music Issue swimsuit models were photographed with musicians, including Gnarls Barkley, Aerosmith and Kanye West for the special issue. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • For the 40th anniversary issue in 2004, SI named its Swimsuit Issue Hall of Fame. Veronica Varekova, a Czech supermodel who was briefly married to NHL star Peter Nedved, appeared on the cover, while Anna Kournikova, the retired Russian tennis player, appeared in a cover inset. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Argentine Yamila Diaz appeared on the cover of the 2002 edition, which took the troupe of models south for the theme "Red Hot in Latin America." <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Elsa Benitez, a Mexican supermodel, appeared on the 2001 cover. Benitez is another cover girl who married a sports star. She was wedded for more than five years to retired NBA journeyman Ronny Seikaly. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Daniela Pestova, another Czech Republic model, appeared on the millennium cover. It was her second appearance on the front of the famous swimsuit issue, which offered newsstand buyers and SI subscribers 3-D glasses for certain photos. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Rebecca Romijn, the 1999 issue's leggy cover girl, is a household name these days. From her divorce to "Full House" star John Stamos to her role in "Ugly Betty" and her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell, Romijn's turn as the SI cover girl was just one stop in a high-profile career. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • SI framed a tight shot of German supermodel Heidi Klum for the 1998 cover. She's another model who has used the SI swimsuit edition as a stepping stone. She has a hit modeling reality show in Germany and recently cut a debut single. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Valerie Mazza and Tyra Banks appeared together on the 1996 cover together, as the shoot moved to South Africa. It was just the second time that models shared the coveted cover space. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Czech Republic supermodel Daniela Pestova appeared on her first swimsuit edition cover in 1996. Bermuda served as the primary location of the shoot. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • A trio of superstar models appeared on the 1994 cover. Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson and Rachel Hunter were dubbed "The Dream Team." It was the first and only time that three models shared the SI swimsuit edition cover. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Elle Macpherson Sports Illustrated Cover, Feb.15, 1988. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Portrait of Christie Brinkley wearing one piece by Giorgio Sant' Angelo, Feb. 15, 1979 Sports Illustrated cover. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Paulina Porizkova, Feb. 11, 1985 Sports Illustrated cover. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Cheryl Tiegs, Jan. 27, 1975 Sports Illustrated cover. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Wearing a strappy one-piece suit, Swedish model Vendela Kirsebom appeared on the 1993 cover -- shot in the Florida Keys. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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  • Kathy Ireland "Reigns in Spain," the 1993 swimsuit edition cover read. Actually, Ireland reigned in 1989 when she was featured on the cover of the 25th anniversary edition, SI's all-time best-selling swimsuit issue. <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/"target="external">See more on sportsillustrated.com</a>
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