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Nicki Minaj Goes Bikini Crazy on Instagram (Plus, More Star Swimsuit Snaps You Gotta See)

Mar/12/2014 at 01:06 PM ET

Nicki Minaj bikini body Courtesy Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has transformed her Instagram feed into a daily swimsuit calendar. The 31-year-old singer is currently on vacation in Mexico, and she’s keeping a half-naked photo diary of her trip. (We seriously would love to know how many bikinis she packed.) Read More

Kate Upton: What's the Big Deal? Wonders Carol Alt

Feb/26/2014 at 03:11 PM ET

Carol Alt Kate UptonCourtesy Sports Illustrated

No one knows Sports Illustrated swimsuit models like a former cover girl of the annual issue. So who better to weigh in on Kate Upton’s current reign as the queen of the SI Swimsuit cover? Upton has landed the coveted spot twice (and also graces the back cover of the 2014 issue), but Alt thinks it might be time for another model to earn some attention.

“What I don’t understand with Kate is, like, ‘What’s all the hullabaloo?’” Alt said on HuffPost Live. “There are are many covers of Sports Illustrated! One girl was just wearing a bottom, a couple times no top, one time just beads. So I don’t get what all the hullabaloo is.”

RELATED PHOTOS: If you haven’t seen Kate Upton’s Zero-G bikini photoshoot, you probably should!
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Sexy Swimsuit Showdown: Gloria from Modern Family vs. Shoshanna from Girls In a Neon Monokini

Feb/21/2014 at 03:16 PM ET

Sofia Vergara sexy swimsuit KHAPGG/Splash News Online

To look at them, you wouldn’t think Modern Family‘s Gloria Delgado (left, played by Sofia Vergara) and Girls‘s Shoshanna Shapiro (played by Zosia Mamet) had much in common — especially sartorially. Gloria tends to favor short, tight and low-cut wrap dresses and huge heels, while Shoshanna’s tastes veer toward the girlie-to-juvenile. Gloria goes for huge, voluminous waves, while Shoshanna is known for her questionable side buns. But there is, apparently, one item of clothing on which the characters can agree: this sexy $450 Agent Provocateur monokini.

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Kate Upton's Zero-Gravity Sports Illustrated Bikini Can Be Yours for $35!

Feb/18/2014 at 05:04 PM ET

Kate Upton Sports IllustratedJames Macari for Sports Illustrated

We don’t know about you, but we can’t stop staring at Kate Upton’s zero gravity Sports Illustrated spread. (Page 128, if you’d like to bookmark your issue.) Not only does the supermodel’s body look insane (it truly defies gravity), but the range of gold swimsuits (in honor of the mag’s golden anniversary, of course) have us ready to get a jump start on our swimsuit shopping. Luckily, a few of the looks are already on sale — and they’re not only wearable, but totally affordable! Read More

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Heidi Klum's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Features Her First-Ever Cover!

Feb/18/2014 at 02:51 PM ET

Heidi Klum Sports Illustrated 50th AnniversaryRankin for Sports Illustrated

Heidi Klum is one of the most iconic Sports Illustrated models ever — and for the 50th anniversary issue of the magazine, she proves it by modeling a bikini featuring her first cover (1998!) on one triangle and the first-ever SI cover starring Babette March on the other. Oh, and Elle Macpherson makes a cameo on the string bottom! Swimsuit designer Lisa Cabrinha gives us all the exclusive scoop on the custom creation. Read More

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Models Spill All About the Big Reveal - and the Wild Ways They'll Celebrate!

Feb/13/2014 at 09:30 PM ET

Sports Illustrated coverJames Macari for Sports Illustrated

By now, you’ve seen the super-sexy 50th Anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — with three times the heat, brought to you by cover models (from left) Nina Agdal (in Beach Bunny), Lily Aldridge (in Basta Surf) and Chrissy Teigen (wearing Bettinis). Shot in the Cook Islands by James Macari, the girls look just as enthusiastic as they were when caught up with them before the big cover reveal on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday.

RELATED: Not doing swimwear photoshoots beachside? Check out the beauty products getting us through our long winters!

Below, check out our chat with Aldridge and Teigen (Agdal couldn’t make it, but tells PEOPLE, “I’m speechless … It was my goal. I couldn’t be happier to be on this year’s cover. Absolutely amazing!”). And be sure to check out our sneak peeks at the other models inside, from Hannah Davis’s “Jersey Strong” shoot to the original bikini babe, Barbie.
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The Hottest Model in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Is ... Barbie?

Feb/11/2014 at 03:20 PM ET

Barbie Sports IllustratedCourtesy Sports Illustrated

There are many legendary swimsuit models in the Sports Illustrated pantheon: Heidi Klum. Tyra Banks. Christie Brinkley. And now, for the magazine’s 50th anniversary issue, they’re being joined by a 55-year-old model who looks as good as the day as she was born and still has all her original parts (though to be fair, they are plastic): Barbie.

The iconic doll “posed” for the magazine’s “Legends” section in the upcoming issue (on stands Feb. 18) as part of her new “#unapologetic” campaign, in which she’s responding to critics by celebrating her 150+ careers, $3 billion worth and the fact that women can be beautiful as well as brainy (just see any of those legendary names above). Wearing the black-and-white chevron suit that first made her famous, Barbie tells us she was thrilled to be featured in the issue, “as it’s the 50th anniversary of an iconic brand and the celebration of legendary women who, like me, launched their career in a swimsuit but went on to establish empires.” Check out the rest of her exclusive interview below.
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