Can You Name These Hot Supermodels From The 80s/90s?
Many people will say that the late 1960s and early 1970s sparked the term “supermodel” with British waif Twiggy being the first woman to achieve such status. From their, supermodels were usually people like Cheryl Tiegs and Farrah Fawcett, found on the walls of teenage boys in the mid-1970s. It wasn’t until the late 1970s and early 1980s when fashion became more mainstream and Sports Illustrated made a unique decision that brought supermodels into the mainstream.
Yes, if you were a woman into high-fashion, there were always magazines that could be sought to see the latest in haute couture clothing and featured there were some of the most recognized, yet least identifiable-by-name faces in the modeling industry. Sports Illustrated took these women and once a year in February – after football was done, before baseball started, not quite into the playoffs of basketball and hockey, in the dead of winter when most of America is in a deep freeze – put them in bathing suits where we were used to seeing our favorite athletes.
There were always people who complained, and their letters were fun to read the following week, but along with simply being the hardest adult entertainment allowed (meaning PG rated) into most households, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (SISI) taught testosterone-laden men one thing they usually never care about when looking at scantily-clad ladies: Their names. Can you identify these ladies back from the golden age of supermodels?
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