Kate Upton was unveiled as the very worthy 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl, so we thought it might be a good idea to add her to the gallery of SI cover girls who have graced the magazine’s front and our eyes and imagination since 2000.

Kate Upton

Irina Shayk

Brooklyn Decker

Bar Refaeli

Marisa Miller

Beyonce

Yamila Diaz

Carolyn Murphy

Elsa Benitez

Daniela Pestova

 

Rachel Hunter

Rebecca Romijn

Elle Macpherson

Veronika Vařeková

Petra Němcová

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