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EXCLUSIVE: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Bikini Designer Dishes!

02/15/2011 at 03:30 PM ET

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit - Sauvage
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Model Irina Shayk may have wept when David Letterman unveiled her Sports Illustrated cover yesterday, but she wasn’t the only one surprised: Simon Southwood, co-owner and designer of Sauvage swimwear, was also shocked to learn one of his bikinis was front and center on the bestselling issue. “I couldn’t sleep because of this!” he exclaimed. “It was just thrilling. It’s the ultimate, really, to get your suit on the cover.” Out of hundreds of thousands of suits shipped to the top-secret locations, six Sauvage suits made it into the pages, and the $165 pink-and-yellow triangle suit ended up making the cover. Southwood says the secret to Sauvage’s success in the mag is that they walk the line between sexy and tasteful, both in their special suits for Sports Illustrated and their everyday swimwear. “We try to be sensuous and stylish at the same time,” he said. “We want you to feel glamorous when you put on our suits, just like the photos you see in SI.” See more at, or pick up an issue, on stands now — and if you’re ready to shop for your own bikini, visit and enter our exclusive code SI2011 at checkout for a free water bottle with purchase! -Alex Apatoff


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Jon on

That’s nice to hear!

Crystal on

Bunch of fake plastic hoes with no brains who prostitute themselves out for a living.

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Rosalinda on

@Crystal – don’t hate, sister. I know what you mean but don’t forget; their going to age too!

Debi on

@Crystal – Jealous, much? LOL!

Tiffany on

@ Crystal – Do you know them personally? Otherwise I don’t believe it’s fair that you judge them so harshly.
Hmmm…… jealous? Yup!

Cat on

Haha, if I had a body like that I’d show it off in a bikini for money too. Not to mention the fantastic places you get to visit while doing it.

Caroline on

Some people are just blessed to be that gorgeous. Who’s to say they’re not intelligent? They’d be dumb if they were sitting behind a desk all day instead of raking in a bunch of money, posing in bathing suits in exotic places. You can be moral and pose in a bikini. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover!

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Lori on

Crystal – Get lost!! U don’t know them.. U are wrong to judge them.. Jealous – Yuppie!. They are gorgeous!

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