The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Edition is released online and at newsstands. Find below the highlights of popular annual SI swimsuit special.
In case you stayed offline on Presidents' Day, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016 has been released Monday morning online. The printed editions are also on sale at newsstands. Sports Illustrated has released three different covers featuring Ashley Graham, Hailey Clauson and Ronda Rousey.
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The online version of the 2016 Sports Illustrated offers hi-res photo galleries of the most gorgeous swimsuit models and behind the scenes videos of the shoots at exotic locations including Zanzibar and Tahiti.
This year's Sports Illustrated model line-up includes Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey, Nina Agdal, Chanel Iman, Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Ferguson, Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton, Hannah Davis, Irina Shayk, Bo Krsmanovic, Barbara Palvin, Kelly Rohrbach, Samantha Hoopes, Tanya Mityushina, Rose Bertram, Emily Didonato, Robyn Lawley, Sofia Resing, Kate Bock, Caroline Wozniacki and Lindsay Vonn.
The highlights of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 edition are the photos of Ashley Graham. The plus-sized model made history with her Sports Illustrated cover. Ashley Graham is the most talked about model of this years swimsuit edition.
Caroline Wzoniacki's body paint photos have generated a lot of attention as well. She looks stunning just wearing some painted red swimsuit. She steals Ronda Rousey's show, despite the UFC fighter's being on one of the three covers.
SI added a lot of spice this year by having the models pose topless and in swimsuits that just consist of a string. The hottest Sports Ilustrated Swimsuit 2016 Photos are from the models Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham, Robyn Lawley, Hannah Ferguson, Hannah Davis, Kelly Rohrbach, Irina Shayk, Samantha Hoopes, Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teigen.
New this year is a virtual reality video, where fans can get very close to models Nina Agdal, Irina Shayk and Hannah Davis. The best experience is on a virtual reality headset like Google Cardboard or Samsung's Gear VR.
The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookies are Ashley Graham, Bo Krsmanovic, Barbara Palvin, Tanya Mityushina and Sofia Resing. Fans can vote on the Rookie of the Year.
See all Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 photos and videos on si.com/swimsuit.
Since debuting in 1964 Swimsuit has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an established launching pad for successful careers in TV, fashion, business and film including those of Kathy Ireland, Cheryl Tiegs, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum.
The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is 52nd. The 53rd Swimsuit edition is already in the works. The first models for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2017 are getting picked.
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The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit franchise reaches more than 70 million US adults annually and more men 18 to 34 than the Super Bowl. The fashion industry describes SI Swimsuit as the "Oscars of Swimwear," as an appearance in the issue is a crowning achievement for swimsuit and accessory manufacturers.