With the anticipation of summer, we turn to magazines and browse the internet to decide on our next beach destination and understand the latest swimsuit trends.
And donning the beachwear at exotic locations, giving us the Beachbody goals are the swimsuit models. With their immense confidence to pull off the hottest swimwear, they set the temperatures soaring.
We all know how much effort it takes to achieve the perfect bikini body. So, when we look at the sexy long-legged lasses sporting super sexy beachwear, we can’t help but admire it. With the beach season at our doorstep, let’s look at the hottest swimsuit models of all time.
With the textbook bikini body that one can only dream of, Elle Macpherson tops our list of hottest swimsuit models. Because of her repeated appearances on the covers of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, she was called ‘The Body’ as a short form for the ‘The Bikini Body’ by the ‘Time’ magazine.
Although Heidi Klum is not remembered for her work as a swimsuit model, she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in 1998. Apart from being Victoria’s Secret Angel, she went on to host Victoria’s Secret fashion shows as well. In addition to fashion, she also endorsed beauty and make-up lines.
Naomi Campbell is a British supermodel who was also the first Black woman to feature on the cover of French Vogue. Soon enough, she started campaigning for the leading fashion houses and brands. From 1990 to 1998, she ruled the runways and remained one of the most sought-after mega models.
Chanel Iman is an American model best known for working as Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her credit for being the hottest swimsuit model goes to Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues of 2015, where she posed beautifully in breathtaking locations. We couldn’t take our eyes off her for even a few seconds.
Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1999 to 2006, one of the highest-paid supermodels, Gisele Bündchen, has had an illustrious career in modeling. Through her modeling days, she has been the face of major fashion brands, has been on the covers of 1200 magazines, and has opened runways for all the leading fashion houses.
Niki Taylor started modeling at the age of 14 and is arguably one of the most successful models of all time. Besides the record for being the youngest model to sign a six-figure contract, in 1996, she became the famous ‘Niki Six’ by featuring on the covers of 6 major fashion magazines in the same month.
Best known for her recurring appearances in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, it was in 2008 that Marisa Miller appeared on its cover. The same year, this American swimsuit model topped Maxim’s “Hot 100” list. In addition to featuring in several magazines, she was also Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Reported to be the most successful Israeli model of all time, Bar Refaeli has set high bars in the fashion world. After appearing in and on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, she was painted on a Boeing 737 plane of Southwest Airlines sporting a bikini. In 2012 he was voted as the hottest woman by Maxim.
Another leading swimsuit model whose shot to fame can be attributed to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is the daring Samantha Hoopes. She appeared in their 50th-anniversary edition in 2014, and since then, she has modeled for the SI. She has also been a model for Guess in addition to being an insta influencer.
One of the leading Instagram models, influencers, and actors, Jeisa Chiminazzo, started her career in 2000. After being featured in Elle, she got her break after she appeared on the cover of French Vogue in 2005. In 2008, she appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which brings her presence on this list.
Christie Brinkley is an eighties swimsuit model with long and thick golden locks. She appeared on the covers of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for three consecutive years. Later, she went on to model for over 500 magazines all over the World. She has diversified into acting, writing, and designing in her later years.
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Anne De Paula is a Brazilian model who won the 2017 Sports Illustrated model search hunt. As a result, she is a swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated. Represented by Wilhelmina agency, in 2021, Anne De Paula rocked the cover of the swimsuit of the Sports Illustrated, during which she was three months pregnant.
With a perfect hourglass figure, Sophia Miacova is a desirable young woman and model. She is a well-known Instagram influencer, and her posts are diverse. She’s known to live a vegan lifestyle, and she is an advocate of body positivity. Represented by Next Model Management agency, we’d love to see more of her.
From a supermodel to a super businesswoman, her transformation has been legendary. Today Kathy Ireland is CEO of one of the most successful brand-licensing companies in the USA. But let’s not forget that she was a mesmerizing bikini model who appeared in 13 consecutive issues of swimsuit of the Sports Illustrated, including three covers.
The first Russian model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2011, Irina Shayk has walked for almost all the major fashion house runways, including Burberry, Valentino, and others. She has been the international spokesperson for L’oreal Paris and has endorsed Lacoste, Guess, and Victoria’s Secret too.
Robyn Lawley is an Australian plus-size model who has campaigned for multiple brands like ASOS and has modeled for covers of several magazines, including Elle and Cosmopolitan. She has endorsed the plus-size lines of brands like Mango and H&M and has launched her own swimwear line in collaboration with Bond-Eye swimwear.
Her poses are awesome, her demeanor is stunning, and her screen presence is splendid. Demi Rose is indeed a dream of a woman, she knows, and she flaunts it. With a following of over 19 million on Instagram, she is one of the leading fashion influencers and bikini models in the World.
One of the most popular and loved supermodels of all time is Stephanie Seymour. Her ravishing good looks have made generations of men swoon. Despite her tumultuous personal life, her career in the world of modeling has been phenomenal and was showcased on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, Vogue, and Playboy.
Kate Upton rocks in any outfit that she dons, especially if that outfit is swimwear. Blessed with stunning features, she became popular with her lingerie modeling. Gracing the Sports Illustrated 2013 Issue cover with her face, she has also been featured in Hollywood movies the Grown-ups and Baywatch.
The first African-American model to appear on the covers of illustrious magazines such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and GQ is Tyra Banks. She was known for sporting the most daring outfits throughout her career. One of the OGs of the supermodels from the nineties, she’s popular for hosting America’s Next Top Model.
A supermodel from New Zealand, Rachel Hunter, has been the face of many campaigns in New Zealand and Australia. She has appeared on numerous magazine covers, including Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, and Australia’s Cosmopolitan. In addition to guest-starring in many TV shows, the timelessly beautiful model also participated in dancing with the stars.
One of Hollywood’s sweethearts, Vivian Johnson of ‘The Bay’ series, has been a sought-after actress and model. Winner of Emmy awards, she has been featured in several magazines including Elle. A proud owner of her jewelry line, she’s a health enthusiast with a fab beach bod. If you don’t believe us, check her Instagram.
This Brazilian-American supermodel has been voted as one of the sexiest, most beautiful women on the planet. One of the leading icons in the fashion industry, Alessandra has started her own clothing line and swimwear line. She was the first spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret PINK line and has graced with numerous guest appearances on television.
A woman with golden hair, an enviable beach body, and a beautiful face is Brooklyn Decker. In addition to campaigning for Intimissi, Victoria’s secret, she has also featured on the covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2010. Since then, she has been a regular series on Netflix’s Frankie and Grace.
Hot, bold, beautiful, and curvy-fit Ashley Graham is a plus-size swimsuit model, activist, author, and influencer. A strong advocate of self-love and body positivity, she carries herself with immense confidence. Besides being on major magazine covers, among many brands in her kitty, she is known for being the face of Victoria’s secret.
Blessed with a hot body and a stone-cold gaze, Cheryl Tiegs is a former supermodel and a designer. This sexy lady killed it in the seventies, and with her iconic pink bikini poster, she became the ‘crush’ of the decade. At her peak, she was sought after for the covers of all the top famous magazines like SI, People, Time, Vogue, etc.
After being crowned Miss Universe in 2012, Olivia Culpo is a leading American influencer, model, and social media star. One of the many swimsuit models to feature on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, she rocked with her hawt avatar in 2020. Besides being a face for many brands, she also enjoys trying a hand at cooking.
Swedish supermodel and actress Paulina Porizkova was the first central European swimsuit model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1984. Apart from being a judge on America’s Next Top Model, she was signed on by Estee Lauder in 1987 for the highest modeling contract then.
Of the many international supermodels, Carol Alt is a multitalented woman from Long Island. Entering the world of modeling serendipitously, she ruled the eighties with her fabulous bikini body. The first one to produce her own calendar, today, she is a pioneer in the field of fashion, make-up, and health.
Voted as the Sexiest Woman in the World in 2012, Genevieve Morton became the face of Maserati Ghibli and lots of prestigious brands. The first South African model to debut in Sports Illustrated in 2010, she is also featured in the 2014 list of Sports Illustrated op 50 Swimsuit Models of All Time.
Popular for her roles in the X-men series, Punisher, and Star Trek, actress and a former model Rebecca Romijn is one of the most successful models. Besides featuring on the covers of Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour, she has also campaigned for popular brands and walked ramps for biggies like Giorgio Armani.
One unexpected name on the list is the Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard. In the years 2017 and 2018, she broke the internet when she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Active on social media, the supremely confident tennis star looks equally dazzling in her beachwear shoots.
Awarded the ‘Most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel’ in 2017, supermodel Adriana Lima was the longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel. At 15, she won the ‘Supermodel of Brazil’ competition, and since then, she has been the face of several popular brands like Kia, Super Bowl, Calzedonia, Puma, and Maybelline, to name a few.
The largest plus-size model to feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue of 2017, Hunter McGrady was also the first one to feature on the cover of ‘the Knot.’ After starting out as a size 0 model, she started plus-size modeling at 19 years of age and now is a flag-bearer of body positivity.
Model-actress Jessica Gomes is a Sydney-born leggy lass. Having rocked as a swimsuit model for over a decade, she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues every year from 2008 for the next seven years. Besides being voted “world’s hottest swimsuit model” back in 2011, she has also appeared in Vogue, GQ, and popular magazines.