North was a big model back in the early 90’s, appearing in quite a few SI swimsuit issues.
Nemcova is a Czech model who discovered at the age of 16 during a national talent search. She has appeared on the cover of the swimsuit edition once, in 2003, but has also appeared in the 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions.
Jessica Van Der Steen is currently a Victoria’s Secret model, but she appeared in the SI swimsuit edition in 2004 and 2005.
Beyonce has the distinction of being the first non-model, non-athlete to pose for the cover of the SI swimsuit issue, being featured on the cover of the 2007 edition.
A Mexican model, Benitez appeared on the cover of the 2001 SI swimsuit issue.
Decker hails from Kettering, Ohio, and is engaged to tennis player Andy Roddick.
Barros has appeared seven times in the swimsuit issue, making appearances in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Sims appeared in the Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Issue” in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006. In the 2006 issue she wore a bikini fashioned from over $30 million worth of diamonds.
Behenna was born in Singapore, but raised in England. She won a modeling contest held by a shampoo company when she was 14 years old.
One of the hottest female athletes of all time, it’s really a tragedy that Kournikova isn’t still in the spotlight a lot today. The internet misses her.