Posted October 26, 2013

Vote on the best SI Swimsuit cover of all time

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The SI Swimsuit issue has become an American icon but what is the greatest swimsuit cover of all time? We’re leaving that for you to decide. Visit si.com/covervote and choose your five favorite covers. The winner will be unveiled in advance of the 50th anniversary swimsuit issue due out in February. Are you a Kate Upton fan? Do you prefer late ’80s icons Kathy Ireland and Elle Macpherson? Is Christie Brinkley the apple of your eye? Vote today!!

67 comments
foofsabe
foofsabe

Christi and Upton  Dream Duo

RoniRoni
RoniRoni

Any one Noticed HOW THE PRICE CHANGED with time ?

adoc1963
adoc1963

@worldclass48 Some people have a natural complexion that does not require a lot of make up. I believe she is one of those that really does not need a lot of makeup. She can eat crackers in my bed any time she wants. Yummy!

worldclass48
worldclass48

take off all of that makeup and what would you have?

just a average looking chick you could see at Walmart.

iluvelle
iluvelle

1988 My first swimsuit issue with Elle...that cover got my first vote.  You never forget your first right?

MarkWeber79
MarkWeber79

Brinkley 1980 (pre PhotoShop era nonsense we're now in) &  Elle, 1987 after PhotoShop Era started.

MarkWeber79
MarkWeber79

2012 Kate Upton?  How is that bikini bottom even possible without showing the top of her privates?

RobertConnor
RobertConnor

Swim suits are granny type history repeats!

RobertConnor
RobertConnor

Granny style swimsuits the trend is repeating!

getbaked
getbaked

Man, I don't remember Christie Brinkley being such a fat axx!

KristaHanley
KristaHanley

Wow you can really tell in the mid-late nineties when photo editing techniques must have really improved!  It's interesting to see the 'real' women.  

michaelaclem
michaelaclem

I like Elle McPherson the best, but I appreciate seeing the earlier ones, too, especially 1977 Lena Kansbod, 1972 Sheila Roscoe, and the first one, 1964 Babette March.

Diane4
Diane4

christy brinkley best

christmaspixie
christmaspixie

I wanna see MEN in speedos or T backs. LOVE MEN[ naked would be better].If I wanna see a naked woman I'll look in the mirror.

christmaspixie
christmaspixie

I wanna see MEN in speedos!!! or t backs.if I wanna see a naked WOMAN I'll look in the mirror.LOVE MEN!!! naked would be better! HAPPY HOLIDAYS

TerryFitzgerald
TerryFitzgerald

Having lived through them all and acknowledging they are all beautiful in their own right I really have to go with Kate Upton and criticize SI for poor photography / photo selection. Something I know a little bit (key word little) about. I hope she gets more covers in the future and the photographer(s) used in the last two are on assignment in Siberia. Of course I will volunteer to stand in :) . Seriously though, if you are less than a casual fan you have probably never seen her dance, once you do the choice is clear and you will be asking yourself  why they couldn't capture her on film "her way". You can thank me later, gentlemen I give you "The Cat Daddy"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCUnWIs88CQ



hapnelson
hapnelson

Elle McPherson.  She was incredible, and all natural. 


JohnSweet
JohnSweet

Irina Shayk her  eyes are the secret

The Tractons
The Tractons

I'll go with my classmates, Yvette and Yvonne Sylvander on the 1976 edition. They were even prettier in person.

Chevyman3
Chevyman3

Christie Brinkley without a doubt is the best ever.


DavidMesser
DavidMesser

I like all the ones from before photoshop.

Larry e
Larry e

Guess the point is they are all very pretty and I just love tanned skin. I vote for all.

MelvinaRoselyn
MelvinaRoselyn

There were pretty women back then except that there was no media such as today to get them the fame they could have gotten.

DannyStilletto
DannyStilletto

1975 Cheryl Teigs is probably my favorite. She was popular a little bit before my time but to look at the cover and compare her's to the rest. I would have to say her's was the sexiest. 

However my all time favorite SI girl was one who never had a cover but certainly deserved one. Leaticia Casta. If you don't know what she looks like. I highly recommend looking her up. 

Mr. Twister
Mr. Twister

bjcook - I F***g DUNB Can’t read. And trying teach some one how to spell?

Learn FIRST HOW to read.

 I explain to you F**g IDIOT. This article, about swimsuits, not about how spells some one. Next time find some one, who can read to you.

Bela Bartis Jr.
Bela Bartis Jr.

Bela Bartis Jr. just nowAll of the are nice and of course the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but the 2002 edition and many after that are very very nice.  Just I wish there would would not be any airbrush on them. 


cane1
cane1

its hard to tell id eat em all

cane1
cane1

hands down irina shayk

BTippy
BTippy

@worldclass48 I don't believe that I have seen ANYBODY at Walmart that even REMOTELY looks like a SI Cover model. Which Walmart do you shop at?

Oldguy50
Oldguy50

If you increase your vocabulary you can use words like  "quim" and get by the auto edit. There now you got to things to work on (spelling and vocabulary). Got to say though you should have had these well in hand by the ninth grade at least. 

Mr. Twister
Mr. Twister

bjcook - I F***g DUNB Can’t read. And trying teach some one how to spell?

Learn FIRST HOW to read.

 I explain to you F**g IDIOT. This article, about swimsuits, not about how spells some one. Next time find some one, who can read to you.

bjcook
bjcook

@cane1 Got you shook up cane1!  you can't even spell!  :)


Wil3
Wil3

@Oldguy50 When commenting on one's vocabulary, you should first learn the differences of "to, too, & two".  Good luck with that.