Posted March 12, 2013

Cover Models on the Small Screen

A look at former SI Swimsuit models who have found success on television

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Brooklyn Decker :: Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images

Brooklyn Decker :: Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images

Last week, it was announced that Brooklyn Decker will join former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek as stars on a pilot for CBS called Friends With Better Lives.. The show revolves around six 30-something friends with Decker playing a former model. The role isn’t a huge stretch for the former SI Swimsuit cover girl, who has already appeared on television in guest roles on The League and New Girl, as well as the big screen in Battleship and Just Go With It. Brooklyn is the latest SI cover model to find a second life on the small screen, a group that includes Tyra Banks‘ highly-popular stint as host of America’s Next Top Model and Elle Macpherson‘s memorable turn as Joey’s roommate on Friends, the models. Below are some other SI Swimsuit cover models who have found success in television.

GALLERY: Brooklyn Decker’s SI Swimsuit Collection

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Elle Macpherson – Friends

Matt LeBlanc and Elle Macpherson :: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty Images

Matt LeBlanc and Elle Macpherson :: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty Images

GALLERY: Elle Macpherson’s SI Swimsuit Collection

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Tyra Banks – Fresh Prince of Bell Air, America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show

(The Fresh Prince of Bell Air) Will Smith, Tyra Banks and Alfonso Rebeiro :: Chris Haston/NBC/Getty Images

Will Smith, Tyra Banks and Alfonso Rebeiro :: Chris Haston/NBC/Getty Images

GALLERY: Tyra Banks’ SI Swimsuit Collection

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Petra Nemcova – Dancing With the Stars

(Dancing With the Stars) Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin :: Adam Taylor/Getty Images

Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin :: Adam Taylor/Getty Images

GALLERY: Petra Nemcova’s SI Swimsuit Collection

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Rebecca Romijn – Ugly Betty

(Ugly Betty) Vanessa White and Rebecca Romijn :: ABC/Scott Garfield

Vanessa White and Rebecca Romijn :: ABC/Scott Garfield

GALLERY: Rebecca Romijn’s SI Swimsuit Collection

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Cheryl Tiegs – Celebrity Apprentice

Cheryl Tiegs :: Bobby Bank/WireImage

Cheryl Tiegs :: Bobby Bank/WireImage

GALLERY: Cheryl Tiegs’ SI Swimsuit Collection

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Christie Brinkley – Parks and Recreation

(Parks and Recreation)  Christie Brinkley and Jim O'Heir :: NBC/Getty Images

Christie Brinkley and Jim O’Heir :: NBC/Getty Images

GALLERY: Christie Brinkley’s SI Swimsuit Collection

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