Last month, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2019 was released. This year’s issue features multiple Women’s World Cup soccer stars. Since the ladies of the national team are currently competing for a title in France, we thought we’d revisit the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and meet the models.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2019 isn’t all soccer stars, though. This year’s issue features models of various backgrounds, shapes, and sizes. It’s all about diversity. So, after all the effort SI went through to be so inclusive, we felt it best to do the same and include all 34 women that posed.
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To be even more inclusive, we’ve added the links to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2019 photos of each model. Just click on the highlighted name of any lovely lady below to check them out!
On fire on the field and on the beach! Abby Dahlkemper plays center back for the North Carolina Courage of the National Women’s Soccer League. She’s currently competing in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the U.S. national team.
Alex Morgan is one of the world’s premiere female soccer stars. She’s not only co-captain of the USWNT, she’s also the co-cover model of the 2019 SI Swimsuit Issue. Alex regularly plays forward for the Orlando Pride in the NWSL. Scoring five times in the USA’s 2019 FIFA World Cup opener against Thailand, Alex has got fans in France calling her the female David Beckham.
Anne DePaula is a three-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. She first made waves between the covers in 2017 when she won the Sports llustrated Swimsuit Model Search. Keeping sports close to home, Anne DePaula has been dating Joel Embiid, center for the Philadelphia 76ers, since 2018.
Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue “Rookie of the Year” in 2016, Barbara Palvin is back for the fourth time in 2019. This Hungarian-born beauty is celebrated for bringing a curvier, more body-inclusive frame to the game. Thankfully, those curves are in all the right places!
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Brooks Nader went from crawfish in the swamps to ‘got this’ in the modeling world. Not only a full-time model, Brooks is a part-time Instagram influencer, and uber-bathtime aficionado.
Former New England Patriots cheerleader Camille Kostek has plenty to cheer about. In 2018 she won the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search. One year later and Camille is a cover model for the magazine, alongside Tyra Banks and Alex Morgan. Her boyfriend Rob Gronkowski, retired tight end of the New England Patriots, is probably pretty cheery, too!
Apparently, the North Carolina Courage is stacked with drop-dead gorgeous soccer players. Crystal Dunn is a winger with the squad. Aside from her winning looks, Dunn became a world title holder after winning the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2012.
In 2018, Danielle Harrington became the third African-American to ever grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Tyra Banks came first. Beyonce came second. (Insert lewd joke here.)
Erin Willerton is as book smart as she is smart on the beach. Willerton studied social epistemology, normative ethics, and applied ethics at the University of Manchester. She’s also one of the six finalists in the 2019 Sports Illustrated model search competition!
It’s hard to believe that Hailey Clauson could be photographed in anything more revealing than what she wore in SI’s body paint swimsuit issue, put out in 2015. When you see the above pic, though, believing gets a whole lot easier!
Winning last year’s SI swimsuit model search, Haley Kalil proves that freckles are sexier than ever. In 2014, the former beauty pageant contestant took the title of Miss Minnesota USA. Haley Kalil is married to Matt Kalil, offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings.
Halima Aden becomes the first woman to rock a hijab and a burkini inside the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Way to go, Halima! Va-va-va-voom.
Breaking barriers is what Hunter McGrady does best. Not willing to undergo the strict dietary measures the modelling industry expects of up-and-coming models, McGrady did things her way and went from a size 0 to a size 16. She’s now making waves as the curviest model to ever appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Born in Germany, and raised in South Carolina, Jasmine Sanders is a model and social media star. Jasmine has also dated a slew of B-list rappers. Instagram’s ‘Golden Barbie’ has amassed a huge following which translates to exposure and opportunities, including dropping her own shoe with Reebok, the Freestyle Hi contour.
Jessica Aidi is another girl in the running for the #SISwimSearch, but she’s far from being just another girl. This will be her third time entering the contest, so maybe this time she will get the win. This Parisian beauty has certainly got the charm!
Voted the SI Swimsuit Issue’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2013, Kate Bock has gone on to appear in the magazine six years straight. From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Canucks can be happy to claim her as own of their own. Non-Canadian fans of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition can just be happy to have her included!
Kelsey Merritt created a buzz at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as the first-ever Filipino hottie to take part in the event. A member of SI’s rookie class of 2019, Kelsey is sure to cause even more excitement!
Lais Ribeiro has been a mainstay at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for nearly a decade and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015. Whether bedroom fashion or beachwear, Lais Ribeiro has a knack for making everything look good. Everything except American basketball player Jared Homan, whom she formerly dated.
World championship titleholder Lindsey Vonn took the alpine skiing world by storm. Now Vonn is trying to make tsunamis on the beach. Lindsey Vonn also hoping to bring some fire to New Jersey, as she is longtime girlfriend of newly signed member of the Devils P.K. Subban.
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Curvy Columbian cutie Manuela Alvarez Hernandez is amongst the top six finalists in the #SISwimSearch contest. With a degree in marketing from Florida International University, not to mention her additional assets, she have no problems selling herself as a winner.
Co-captain of the United States women’s national soccer team Megan Rapinoe is hoping to bring home a championship from the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The outspoken soccer star has recently engaged in a battle with President Donald Trump, stating that she would not be visiting the White Houses if the team wins. At the time of her saying so, the team hadn’t even been invited.
Performance artist, writer, photographer, magazine columnist and plus-size model. Myla Dalbesio does all these things. She also made history appearing in Playboy’s first non-nude issue in 2016. And, yes, she’s considered a plus-size model.
Another young woman has been taken to new heights via the launchpad that is Instagram. Olivia Brower has just under 300,000 followers on the social media platform. She’ll transfer over some of that magic to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition as part of SI’s 2019 rookie class.
A former Miss USA and Miss Universe winner, Olivia Culpo already has everyone from Tom, Dick, and Harry to Alf and E.T. going ga-ga. After hitting the beaches in SI’s sizzling swimsuits, Olivia will surely have King Triton and Aquaman hooked, too!
Professional MMA fighter Paige VanZant is real life’s Karate Kid. Just take away Mr. Miyagi and add in a lot more buxom, blonde beauty and the story is darn near the same. Bullied in high school. Learned how to fight. Knocked out Bec Rawlings with a new-age crane kick. Get the body bag.
At 54 years old, Paulina Porizkova is just like fine wine, only hotter. A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue icon, Pauline first posed for the magazine back in 1983, then came back for the covers in 1984 and 1985. Now, 36 years later, Paulina is back for more fun in the sun!
Raine Michaels showing up in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is sure to give us something to believe in. This isn’t Raine’s first time raising excitement levels in the water. She had a role in The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time. Raine is also the daughter of rock and roller Bret Michaels of Poison fame.
Brown-haired, blue-eyed bombshell Robin Holzken should immediately be cast as the next Bond girl. All bathing suits should immediately be made Andre the Giant-style. That is all.
Swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes celebrated with SI in their 50th year anniversary issue. Samantha backed up her future studying business at Penn State University. If all else fails, she’s engaged to Italian vending machine tycoon Salvatore Palella.
Artistic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has more accolades, awards, and titles than we care to list. Seriously, Simone is the most highly decorated artistic gymnast in the world. She also wins big in her 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition shots!
At 36-years-old with two young kids, Tara Lynn is one yummy mommy. With a figure as full as her lips, and at an age when most models are putting their careers behind them, Tara Lynn is just getting started!
Sharing the spotlight as the Sports Illustrated 2019 Swimsuit Issue cover model is the ever-gorgeous Tyra Banks. A pioneer with the publication, Banks was the first African-American to ever appear on it’s cover. Now at 45, Tyra Banks is looking luscious on it’s cover, once again.
An inspiration to many, Veronica Pome’e is a plus-size Polynesian that puts it all out there. In between tearing down stereotypes, empowering others and raising awareness about global issues, Veronica found the time to join SI’s swimsuit model search. In the process, Veronica Pome’e became the first Polynesian woman to appear in the magazine.
Discovered on Instagram by SI icon Tyra Banks, Winnie Harlow quickly rose to fame after appearing on America’s Next Top Model. Since that time, Winnie Harlow can be found in everything from magazine covers to music videos.
Surely, you’ve enjoyed meeting the models of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2019. Until next year.