- The Editors of Sports Illustrated
- Published in 2013 by Sports Illustrated
- 304 pages
A worldwide phenomenon, The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has captured imaginations for 50 years with its annual celebration of the world's most exquisite bodies. From cover girls Christie Brinkley to Heidi Klum to Kate Upton, this yearly publishing sensation has launched the careers of so many supermodels. Elle, Tyra, and Brooklyn have become household names. This book reveals the inside story of how what began as an eight-page travel piece has emerged as one of the most powerful--and hotly anticipated--media events of the year, with a global audience of more than 70 million. This alluring anniversary edition features star athletes in swimsuits, the magic of bodypainting, and never-before-seen outtakes. Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful is the definitive account of an extraordinary publication illuminated by hundreds of unique and breathtaking photographs.