Saturday, February 28, 2009


Irina Shayk- 2009 Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Photo

Irina Shayk, 23, is a native of Emangelynsnk City, Rusia. She was discovered in2004 while on a three day train ride from Chelyabinsk to Moskow. Since the, Irina has been featured in Intimissimi, Lacoste and Guess campaigns. This is Irina’s third appearance in the Swimsuit Issue

Friday, February 27, 2009


Hilary Rhoda, 21, was born in Chevy Chase, MD., and discovered at an event in Washington, D.C. She has appeared in ads for Balenciaga, Valentino, Dolce & Gabana, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Gucci and Ralph Lauren among others. She is one of Estée Lauder's newest faces and has also graced the covers of Vogue, British Harper's Bazaar and W. This is Hilary's first Swimsuit Issue appearance.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Franziska van Almsick (born April 5, 1978 in East Berlin, Germany) is a German swimmer. She won her first Olympic medals in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games aged fourteen.Over her career, Van Almsick earned ten career Olympic medals, none of them gold. She ended her career at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Modeling is the family business for Daniella Sarahyba, 24, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her mother, Tara Lucia Sarahyba was Brazilian model and the pair appeared on the cover of a Brazilian parenting magazine when Daniella was just three days old. Her career began in earnest with modeling competitions at age 12 and she has done work for H&M, Spiegel and Benetton. This is Daniella's fifth Swimsuit Issue.


Born in Poprad, Slovakia, Daniela Hantuchova, 25, turned pro in 1999, but had her breakthrough season in 2002, when she won at Indian Wells and reached the quarterfinals at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. A classically trained pianist, Hantuchova is one of five women to win every Grand Slam mixed doubles title. She has been ranked as high as fifth in the world and lives in Monte Carlo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Danica Patrick, 26, first raced go-karts when her parents decided the family needed a fun way to spend time together. Born in Beloit, Wisc., she raced open-wheel cars in England before making her 2005 IndyCar debut. Patrick was the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 and first to win an IndyCar race, taking the Indy Japan 300 title in 2008. Patrick is making her second Swimsuit appearance.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Gina Lisa Lohfink is 21 years old. She makes her home in Seligenstadt, Hesse Germany. Gina has won several beauty pageants, including Miss Queen of the World, Miss Hawaiian


Barbara was the winner of the second cycle of "Germany's Next Topmodel" which aired in 2007. Not exactly having plans to pursue modeling and instead wishing to study mathematics, the redheaded and pale-skinned Barbara happened to catch the attention of a modeling scout, during a visit to the shopping mall, who was casting there for GNTM.

Her win on the show netted her a contract with IMG Models, the cover shot for German Cosmopolitan (August 2007), and a contract to become to the face of a new ad campaign for C&A clothing company.

As the reward for winning one of the contests on the show, Barbara appeared alongside Heidi Klum in a nationwide McDonald's commercial.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Cheney Larschied, 22, dances for the Cleveland Cavaliers. She has been on the squad for two years. Cheney's hometown is Lima, Ohio. Her current occupation is bartender.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Chelsey Buhler, 20, dances for the Detroit Pistons. She has been on the squad for three years. Chelsey's hometown is Rochester Hills, Mich. Her current occupations are dance teacher, student and administrative assistant.

BROOKLYN DECKER - 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Brooklyn Decker, 21, was born in Middletown, Ohio, and raised in Charlotte, N.C. She was discovered at age 16 in a mall and began her career as the face of Mauri Simone. She has been featured in Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM and Glamour as well as campaigns for Gap, Intimissimi and Victoria's Secret and in music videos for Jimmy Buffett and 3 Doors Down. This is Brooklyn's fourth Swimsuit Issue.
Brooklyn Decker - 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit


Ashley Allen, 20, dances for the Miami Heat. This is her first season on the squad. Asley's hometown is Boca Raton, Fla. Her current occupations are student and dance teacher.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ariel Meredith

Ariel Meredith, 24, was discovered at age 14, but did not pursue modeling full time until she had completed her education. A Shreveport, LA., native, Ariel is currently featured in a Dolce and Gabana campaign, has posed for V Magazine, French Magazine, H&M and Gap. This is Ariel's first appearance in the Swimsuit Issue.

Anne V

Anne V, 22, was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The V is short for Vyalitsyna. Scouts discovered Anne in St. Petersburg while looking for faces for MTV's Fashionably Loud Europe. Anne entered, and won, becoming the face of Yohji Yamamoto. She has appeared in an Alanis Morissette music video and became the face of Chance Chanel at age 15. This is Anne's fifth Swimsuit Issue appearance.

Alison Preston

Alison Preston, 25, dances for the Boston Celtics. She has been on the squad for three years. Alison's hometown is Bedford, N.H. Her current occupation is real estate agent.

Esti Ginzburg - 2009 Sports Ilustrated Swimsuit

Esti Ginzburg, 18, is a native of Tel Aviv, Israel. She began her modeling career at age 8 with a milk ad. By 14, she had signed with Elite Models and has gone on to model for Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, FCUK, Pull & Bear and Castro. This is Esti's first appearance in the SI Swimsuit Issue.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tori Praver - 2009 Sport Illustrated Swimsuit

Tori Praver, 21, was discovered at 11 while shopping at Costco with her mother. Tori is an avid surfer, born in San Diego, Calif., and raised in Maui, Hawaii. She followed the footsteps of Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Drew Barrymore and Paris Hilton as the face of Guess and has appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Cover magazines. This is Tori's third Swimsuit appearance.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bar Refaeli - 2009 Sports Ilustrated Swimsuit

Bar Refaeli - 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Bar Refaeli, 23, began modeling as an eight-month-old in her native Israel. Bar would pester her mother to sign her up for photo shoots and commercials and only took a 3-year break while wearing braces. At age 15, Bar signed with an agency and began modeling for catalogues and later became the face of Hurley and the Diddy cologne, I Am King. This is Bar's third Swimsuit Issue.


Bar Refaeli was raised on a horse ranch in the Israeli countryside. At the age of 15 she began photographic modelling for fashion catalogues, among them "Castro", "Pilpel", and also starred in a commercial for "Milki". Bar won the title "Model of the year" in a beauty contest in 2000, and in 2001 she won the same title again. She was also chosen to be the home model of "Renuar" fashion network and appeared in their summer 2002 and winter 2003 catalogues. In addition, Bar was also cast for fashion production abroad, among them "Dim" and also appeared in the French Elle magazine. She is the first Israeli model ever to be featured in Sports Illustrated magazine. Now Bar is going to be in the Victoria's Secret catalog. She appeared on the cover of the March 2006 issue of GQ Italy.


Name: Marisa BertettaDate of birth: August 6, 1978Place of birth: Flag of the United States Santa Cruz, California, U.S.Height: 1.73 cmWeight: 50 kgMeasurements: 34D-23-35 (US)Hair color BlondeEye color HazelHusband: Griffin Guess (Director of Commercials and Music Videos at Encore Hollywood; married on April 15, 2006)Profession: Model

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Heidi Hudson Leick (born on May 9, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American actress, best known for portraying the evil warrior woman Callisto in the long-running television series Xena: Warrior Princess.After graduating high school, Leick accepted a modeling job in Japan which started a life-long love for travel. She modelled internationally for several years until deciding to pursue a career in television and acting. She had a leading role in the short-lived 1994 Aaron Spelling drama University Hospital and also had parts in Melrose Place and Tru Calling, but her largest and most memorable role in television was as the character Callisto in Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2000. In an interesting about-face, she portrayed an angel, Celeste, in the television series Touched By An Angel. She also did the English voice of Jennifer Tate in the video game Primal.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Carla Gugino started modelling at 15 in New York, but returned to LA shortly after to enroll in acting classes and finish high school. You may recognize her from feature films such as "Son in Law" (1993), "Miami Rhapsody" (1995) or "Snake Eyes" (1998)....


Caroline Aparecida Trentini (born July 6, 1987) is a Brazilian supermodel. She was born in Panambi, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Trentini is the youngest daughter of Lourdes and the late Jacó Trentini, who died when she was one year old. Her older sisters are Franciele and Élen. Although she had never worked before, Trentini's mother got a job as a public employee when her husband died and raised her daughters single-handedly.


Catalina Maya started modelling like many others at 13 years old. She is currently famous for her work in Europe and has expressed disdain towards travelling to the USA.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Debbe Dunning, sometimes credited as Debra Dunning, (born July 11, 1966 in Burbank, California) is an American actress. She graduated from John Burroughs High School, the same school her parents graduated from exactly twenty years earlier. She was a cheerleader and her school's Homecoming Queen, also winning the title of "Miss Burbank 1984". Her modeling career began with numerous Miller Beer advertisements, and her first television commercial was for Foot Locker. She has also appeared in ads for Ford Motors. She received national exposure as Louise, the "Run for the Border Girl" in a series of Taco Bell commercials. Debbe has also appeared in Playboy magazine.


The cover of French fashion magazine "Elle" was Carre Otis' big break and gave her international exposure. She was soon modelling for Calvin Klein and Guess. Similar to many models, Carre attempted to cross over to the big screen and appeared in "Wild Orchid" (1990) with now ex-husband Mickey Rourke.

Carre is a Buddhist and overcame a long-time battle with bulimia, which was aggravated by her career in the high fashion industry. Now a size 12, Carre works actively as a plus-sized fashion model.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born on November 30, 1982, in Calgary, Alberta. As a child, Elisha’s cherubic looks made her a natural candidate for modeling, and it wasn’t long before she was posing in advertisements for various children’s clothing lines. Elisha, who grew up in Montreal, subsequently began to express an interest in acting; in 1996, she made her professional debut on the popular Canadian anthology series Are You Afraid of the Dark? Elisha Cuthbert’s bubbly demeanor and natural on-camera style made her an ideal fit for the role of host on the show Popular Mechanics for Kids, where she worked side-by-side with fellow up-and-coming performers like Jay Baruchel and Vanessa Lengies.


Elin Grindemyr (born February 7, 1983, Norrköping) is a model from Sweden. Her first appearance was in the Swedish men's magazine Slitz in the September 2003 issue as a contender for "Annual Sexiest Girlfriend." Despite the fact that she did not win this contest, she has appeared in Slitz several times thereafter.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Elsa Benitez (born on December 8, 1977) is a Mexican supermodel. Benitez was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and she got her modeling start after winning an international model search, held in Costa Rica in 1995. With Linda Evangelista as one of her childhood idols, Benitez decided to follow her dream of modeling. Modeling opportunities opened up for Benitez soon after, first in Mexico, where she started out her career, and then in the United States and Europe.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Gemma Ward (born November 3, 1987) is an Australian supermodel and actress.
Ward was born in Perth, Western Australia, as the second child of Gary and Claire Ward. Her older sister, Sophie, is also a model and she has younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry. Ward was discovered in 2002 when she was in the Australian television show Search for a Supermodel. Although she did not make it past the early rounds, she was later signed by Vivien’s Model Management based in Australia, and IMG in New York. She is a former student of Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth, and Shenton College.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Kim Alexis (b. July 15, 1960, Lockport, New York) is an American supermodel and actress. She is married to Ron Duguay and has five children.
She appeared in the 1998 movie Holy Man with Eddie Murphy.
Alexis hosted health shows in the early 1990s on the Family Channel and Lifetime, and is a marathoner.
A born-again Christian, she is very vocal about her faith in God and is a pro-life activist.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Panettiere began modeling at the age of four months. She then began appearing in commercials at 11 months, first appearing in an advertisement for Playskool. She landed a role as Sarah Roberts on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live (1994-1997) and later as Lizzie Spaulding on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light when she was seven years old (1996-2000). While on Guiding Light, Panettiere's character Lizzie battled leukemia. The show received a Special Recognition Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for bringing national awareness of the disease to the attention of daytime viewers.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Lucy Becker, a five-foot four-inch brown-eyed, brown-haired beauty was born in London, England on January 12, 1978. Her family moved to Bournemouth when she was only six years old, but she returned to London as a teenager to establish a career for herself. She did very little modeling before she was discovered and popularized in 2004. An enthusiast of rollerblading and walking her dogs, Lucy had her best photo shoots during the 2004 "Best of Britain" schedule and also the "Loaded" photo sets. Lucy appears along with Charlotte Marshall and Sophie Howard on the March 2005 issue of "Loaded", all three girls only relatively recent discoveries. Lucy has made her mark in the page 3 tabloid market, an established way of life in little britain, but has appeared equally convincingly in Maxim, Ice, and Front, and was invited to appear in videos in the Maxim Uncovered DVDs. The latest Lucy Becker gallery of Lucy Becker pics is always a popular favorite, with a small sampling of photos of Lucy Becker demonstrating her youth and professionalism.


After winning the state pageant title of Nuestra Belleza Sinaloa, Laura Zúñiga competed against thirty-two other contestants in the national pageant Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2008, held on September 20, 2008 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, where she placed as the suplente and was automatically selected to represent the country in the Miss International 2009 pageant.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Jill Goodacre Connick (born March 29, 1965) is a fashion model who appeared extensively in the 1990s Victoria’s Secret catalogs. After directing one of his music videos in 1992, Goodacre married Harry Connick, Jr., in 1994. She is the daughter of real estate broker William Goodacre and Glenna N. Goodacre, a native of Lubbock, Texas, who resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her mother is now married to Dallas attorney Michael Lee “Mike” Schmidt. She has three daughters with Connick: Georgia Tatom (born April 17, 1996), Sarah Kate (September 12, 1997), and Charlotte (born June 26, 2002).