All Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models from 1964 to 2022


The 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits stands on Friday, May 19, two months earlier than fans might have hoped. Even better, the issue will also be available online from Monday, May 16 at

This year, Kim Kardashian, singer Ciara, models Maye Musk and Yumi Nu are set to present the prestigious cover, which since 1964 has featured some of the world’s most famous models and celebrities, including Tyra Banks, Megan Thee Stallion, Kate Upton. , Irina Shayk, and more.

The 2022 issue is set to go down in history as Maye Musk will be the oldest cover star in the magazine’s history at 74.

At first, the swimsuit number started out as a series of photos of women in swimsuits, but over the years it has become a fashion issue, mainly advertising beachwear. Swimsuit Issue’s first cover model was Babette March in January 1964.

She was followed by Sue Peterson in January 1965 and Sunny Bippus in 1966.
Model and fashion designer Cheryl Tiegs was the first model to repeat, appearing in 1970 and again in 1975.

Swedish twins Yvette Sylvander and Yvonne Sylvander made history as the first multi-subject cover models and the first twins to grace the cover.

Model and actress Christie Brinkley was the cover model for three years in a row from 1979 to 1981 and Kathy Ireland in February 1989 was on the cover of the best-selling swimsuit issue to date.

In January 1996, Tyra Banks alongside Valeria Mazza became the first African American cover model to appear on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit problem. Banks then appeared on the cover a year later, becoming the first African-American solo cover model. She made the cover again in 2019.

In 2007, Beyoncé appeared on the cover, becoming the first non-model and non-athlete to do so.

Elle Macpherson is the model who has appeared in the most issues of Sports Illustratedincluding the Swimsuit Issue, with a record five times, most recently in 2006.

All Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models from 1964 to 2022


1964: Babette Walks
1965: Sue Peterson
1966: Sunny Bippus
1967: Marilyn Tindall
1968: Turia Mau
1969: Jamee Becker


1970: Cheryl Tiegs
1971: Tannia Rubiano
1972: Sheila Roscoe
1973: Dayle Haddon
1974: Ann Simonton
1975: Cheryl Tiegs
1976: Yvette Sylvandre, Yvonne Sylvandre
1977: Lena Kansbod
1978: Maria Joao
1979: Christie Brinkley


1980: Christie Brinkley
1981: Christie Brinkley
1982: Carol Alt
1983: Cheryl Tiegs
1984: Paulina Porizkova
1985: Paulina Porizkova
1986: Elle MacPherson
1987: Elle MacPherson
1988: Elle MacPherson
1989: Kathy Ireland


1990: Judit Masco
1991: Ashley (Richardson) Montana
1992: Kathy Ireland
1993: Vendela Kirsebom
1994: Kathy Ireland; Elle MacPherson, Rachel Hunter
1995: Daniela Pestova
1996: Valeria Mazza, Tyra Banks
1997: Tyra Banks
1998: Heidi Klum
1999: Rebecca Romijn

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Promo Covergirl Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and some of the other models.


2000: Daniela Pestova
2001: Elsa Benitez
2002: Yamila Diaz-Rahi
2003: Petra Nemcova
2004: Veronika Varekova; Anna Kournikova medallion
2005: Caroline Murphy; medallion Jessica White, Marisa Miller, Yamila Diaz-Rahi
2006: Veronika Varekova; Elle MacPherson; Rebecca Romijn; Rachel Hunter; Daniela Pestova; Elsa Benitez; Caroline Murphy; Yamila Diaz Rahi
2007: Beyonce Knowles
2008: Marisa Miller
2009: Bar Refaeli


2010: Brooklyn Decker
2011: Irina Shayk; Kate Upton locket
2012: Kate Upton
2013: Kate Upton
2014: Nina Agdal; Lily Aldridge; Chrissy Teigen
2015: Hannah Davis
2016: Ronda Rousey; Ashley Graham; Hailey Clausson
2017: Kate Upton
2018: Danielle Herrington
2019: Tyra Banks; Camille Kostek; Alex Morgan


2020: Kate Bock; Jasmine Sanders; Olivia Culpo
2021: Stallion Megan Thee; Naomi Osaka; Leina Bloom
2022: Kim Kardashian; Maye Musk; Ciara; Yumi Nude

Leina Bloom
Leyna Bloom appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2021

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