The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is not just a print magazine, but comes with huge video and photo online extravaganza featuring the most beautiful women in bikinis at the most beautiful spots on this planet. New this year is also an iPhone and iPad app.
The second biggest event in Sports for people who are not interested in Sports after the Super Bowl (for the ads) is the release of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition got unveiled with model Kate Upton on the cover (see photo below).
The cover shot was captured by legendary SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr., his 12th Swimsuit cover. The 19-year-old, Melbourne, Fla., native joins an elite group of women who've appeared on the coveted cover, including Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Heidi Klum, Elle MacPherson, Tyra Banks and Brooklyn Decker.
Update: Video Interview with Kate Upton
Swimsuit 2012 content extends far beyond the pages of the issue, with digital extensions of SI Swimsuit including a supercharged tablet edition that features more than 150 photos and 2 hours of video, available for iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Barnes & Noble Nook Color, Amazon Kindle Fire, Motorola Xoom and Android smartphones.
There is also an iPhone app that gives users a 360 degree view of bodypainted athletes and an interactive music section and first-ever Swimsuit style guide.
The print version of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is on news stands today.
Visit www.SI.com/Swimsuit to watch over 100 videos and tons of photos of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.