Not everyone’s body is suited for a swimsuit shoot. Leave aside beauty, not everyone is bold enough to pose as a beach model. However, the paradox as it may seem has already been broken by hundreds of swimsuit models. Following listed are top 20 of them.
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20. Kate Bock
Her full-of-life charisma adds even more glow to her shoots. An avid adventure sporty and huge fan of Sex And The City, Kate became noticeable while coming out of a swimming pool when she was 12. She posed for Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Issue from 2013 to 2017 and was announced the Rookie of the Year for the first year.
19. Emily Ratajkowski
Remember Nick’s mistress in psychological thriller Gone Girl. That was Emily. Born in United States and brought up in Europe, the Polish model got her break when the renowned Tony Duran photographed her for featuring in Treats! Magazine. The model-actress is best known for her performance in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines music video.
18. Hannah Davis Jeter
Growing up in U.S. Virgin Islands, the young model came to light after being covered by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2013 to 2015. The 26-year old Hannah besides beach model is a fashion supermodel too. She has modelled for some big brand names like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret and Levi’s.
17. Christie Brinkley
Holy smokes! Perfection exists. An age of 63, a face of 23, a heart of 13 and wisdom of a centenarian, what more can be said about perfection. Brinkley is perhaps rarest of the rare woman who has stood by her values and terms, even while working in the dark industry of modelling.
16. Hailey Clauson
Like most young adults, Hailey is a huge lover of pizzas and burgers. Despite of this, it astonishes her fans and media that how she maintains a gorgeous figure. The swimsuit model started modelling at the age of 14. Some of her clients include Forever 21, Elle, Zara and Vogue.
15. Nina Agdal
Though young she may be she exudes maturity be it an ad campaign or a beach body shoot. Following the steps of Kim Kardashian and Charlotte McKinney, she starred in the Super Bowl 2013. The Danish model also has some cameos in Joseph Gorden’s film Entourage.
14. Lais Ribeiro
When she was just a teenage mom, one of her friends suggested her to venture in modelling. Soon, the Brazilian diva was on the cover page of every big fashion brand. Though in the beginning, Lais was not even aware of Victoria’s Secret, her dreams came true when she came to know that she had become one of their Angels.
13. Barbara Palvin
Before becoming the face of Amazon Fashion and the look of L’Oreal Paris’s Gold Obsession, Barbara was already walking as a Victoria Secret’s Angel at an age of 18. The Hungarian model was discovered while she was walking on the streets of her hometown Budapest.
12. Robyn Lawley
In addition to featuring in Sports Illustrated, Robyn is one of the few plus-sized models to become the cover face of Vogue Italia and Ralph Lauren. The 27-year old Australian beauty is also known her for cookery blog. Besides, she has also released a food book based on healthy dietary habits.
11. Caroline Wozniacki
Even before she turned to swimsuit modelling, Wozniacki was not an unfamiliar name. She is the former number one tennis player of the world. Before her many tennis stars have appeared in the swimsuit issues including Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal.
10. Hannah Ferguson
Raised in a military discipline with her three siblings, Ferguson is the fourth girl to feature as the Rookie in SI issue 2014. When she’s not modelling or running, she likes to fish. The American beauty has also appeared for Joanne Gair, Carl’s Jr. and Triumph International.
9. Eugenie Genie Bouchard
Most of the people probably know her as an intense athlete and world’s topmost tennis player; however, not many know that Genie Bouchard poses for swimsuit covers too. Named after a princess, the 23-year old model-athlete stepped into swimsuits first at the beaches of Turks and Calcos.
8. Brooklyn Decker
Swimsuit or sweet tooth, Decker is a girl with both on. However, she never aspired to be a part of the models bracket. Her goal was to step into acting instead. Well, her goal was finally met when she was approached for the comedy show Pilot of the Sitcom, in which she played a character of a funny woman.
7. Hunter McGrady
With her mother into modelling and father in acting, Hunter was brought up with a familiarity of star life. Although she started as a ‘straight-size’ model, her breakthrough came from doing the plus-size shoots. Called often by her nickname ‘peanut’, Hunter aspires to be an inspiration to girls.
6. Erin Heatherton
Heatherton doesn’t just represent a beautiful face but a beautiful heart too. While in school, she dreamed to be a doctor. However, not as a doctor she still plays a humanitarian for poverty stricken people. Apart from being a leading swimsuit girl, she is an avid basketball player and an interior designer.
5. Samantha Hoopes
A Guess model earlier and a Beach Bunny model later, Hoopes appeared as the rookie in Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary issue. The hazel-eyed diva is currently signed with Elite Models and Select Models Management.
4. Ashley Graham
Her plus size hasn’t prevented her from stepping into the swimwear modelling. Ashley was spotted first by I & I Agency when she was shopping at Oak View Mall in Omaha. The American model has been covered by numerous media outlets including Harper Bazaar, Vogue, Huffington Post, Rachel Clark and others.
3. Kate Upton
Upton first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Issue in 2011, for which she was also the Rookie of The Year. The credit of supermodel’s discovery goes to Elite Models Management that shortlisted her in a modelling contest. Later she was signed by the international company IMG Models.
2. Lily Aldridge
With a mother who once was a Playboy playmate and siblings who are fashion photographers & models, Lily too seems to inherit these fashion genes. Maybe that’s why even after wanting to have a career as DJ & soccer player, she somehow boarded the flight of modelling.
1. Chrissy Teigen
Ever wondered how John Legend’s All of Me sounds so romantic? It’s because the song was dedicated to his loving wife Chrissy Teigen. They met on the set of his song Stereo before getting married in 2016. In her early years, Chrissy modelled for Deal or No Deal before she landed Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Issue 2010. When she’s not in shoots, she’s a chef and an animal lover too.