Two of the most sought after publications that men would love to get a hold of are the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine and the Swim catalogue of Victoria’s Secret. These publications feature the latest in swimsuit lines, designs and colors against a backdrop of the best and most secluded beach destinations around the world. Well, yes, those plus the fact that the publications feature some of the most beautiful women in the planet baring as much skin as possible without crossing the boundary of lewdness.
Here now are the 10 sexiest swimsuit models.
11 Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks has been ranked as one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. She is one of only seven women and four African Americans in the list. She used to have her own talk show entitled “The Tyra Banks Show” and she is the moving force behind the reality competition show called “America’s Next Top Model.” She is also credited as the co-creator of the show entitled “True Beauty.” But what really got Banks into show business map was her stint as a model for the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated. She landed the coveted cover page in consecutive years in 1996 and 1997. Banks also got on the cover of the Victoria’s Secret catalogue and became one of the company’s Angels.
10 Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie Seymour may have been involved in tempestuous relationships with married men, including John Casablancas, when she was only 16, and Peter Brant. She also had an affair with Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose. She however showed off her good side when she appeared several times in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine from the late 80s to the early 90s. She was also one of the first models of Victoria’s Secret. She also appeared in Playboy when she was 24 years old.
9 Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is one of the highest earning models in the world, ranking second in the 2012 list of Forbes magazine after Giselle Bundchen. She was featured on the cover of the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine in 1998. She was also the first German model to be made a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Klum has appeared in movies like “Blow Dry,” “Ella Enchanted,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Perfect Stranger.” She also had guest spots in television series like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Sex and the City.”
8 Genevieve Morton
Genevieve Morton is a South African model who has appeared in the swimsuit issue of her country’s edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. She has also been regularly featured in the US edition from 2010 to 2013. She also appeared on the cover of GQ magazine in 2010 during the magazine’s special issue about the World Cup held that year in South Africa. Morton also appeared in the music video of the Gavin DeGraw song entitled “Sweeter.”
7 Nina Agdal
Nina Agdal is a model from Denmark who made her debut appearance in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine in 2012. She was adjudged as that year’s Rookie of the Year. Agdal has also modeled for Billabong, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood. In 2013, she was featured in the Super Bowl commercial of Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s.
6 Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller was once described as the spearhead for the return of the great American supermodel. After appearing in Vogue magazine, she started appearing for Victoria’s Secret and in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, where she was featured from 2002 to 2008. In 2007, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The following year, she landed the cover of Sports Illustrated. That same year, Maxim declared her the hottest woman in the planet. Two years later, FHM called her the sexiest woman in the world.
5 Bar Refaeli
Bar Refaeli is the first model from Israel to appear in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. She made her debut in 2007 and landed on the cover in 2009. She has also ranked consistently in the sexiest women list of FHM and Maxim magazines. She appeared in the Israeli movie entitled “Sessions.” She also co-starred in a 2005 series called “Pick Up.” Refaeli also had hosting stints in “Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America,” “House of Style,” “Germany’s Next Top Model” and “Million Dollar Shooting Star.” She is also the part owner of an e-commerce firm that sells designer underwears called under.me.
3 Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn Decker is a model who first appeared in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine in 2006. She was featured as the magazine’s swimsuit issue’s cover girl in 2010. That same year, she was part of the Swim collection catalogue of Victoria’s Secret. Decker has made guest appearances on television shows, like “Chuck,” “Ugly Betty” and “Royal Pains.” She was also featured in the movies like “Just Go With It,” “Battleship” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”
2 Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel is a model from South Africa who has appeared on the cover of the Swim catalogue of Victoria’s Secret for three straight years from 2011 to 2013. She is considered as one of the highest earning models in the world, ranked 10th by Forbes magazine in 2011 with earnings of more than $3 million. Swanepoel became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010. She has appeared on the covers of GQ, Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Ocean Drive.
1 Kate Upton
Kate Upton first appeared in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated in 2011, when she was adjudged as the Rookie of the Year. The following year, she made it to the cover. In 2013, she became the first since Tyra Banks to land the coveted cover page in consecutive years. She has also modeled for Beach Bunny swimwear and was featured by Esquire magazine as “The Woman of the Summer.” Upton was once the face of Guess. She also has appeared in movies like “Tower Heist” and “The Three Stooges.”
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