Every year all us “sport fans” can’t wait for this one particular issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. yes, the annual swimsuit issue has been released and it is the 50th anniversary edition! The cover features three gorgeous ladies and their fantastic butts! Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal were shot in the Cook Islands last October and selected as the cover shot! Here are a few tidbits of information regarding the SI Swimsuit edition …. Supermodel Elle MacPherson has appeared on the cover five times 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994 and 2006 … Tyra Banks was the first African-American on the cover and that same year she was on the Victoria Secrets catalog cover and named VH-1’s Supermodel of the Year …. Cheryl Tiegs caused 340 subscription cancelations due to her 1978 see-through fishnet bikini photo shoot. I must say I remember that photo well! …. The very first swimsuit cover model was Berlin, Germany born Babette March …. My personal favorite SI chick is the sexy Kate Upton who appears on the back cover of this year’s edition. She is smoking hot and barely fits into her bikini tops! She does a zero gravity, weightless photo shoot that is quite interesting …. I also give a big OMG to first time SI model Emily Ratajkowski who looks fantastic ….The swimsuit edition is the best single-print issue in all of Time Inc’s stable of magazines with more than 1-million copies sold via newsstands alone!

Speaking as a full-blooded American male, thank you Sports Illustrated for this edition year after year!