The Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Issue” is, barring Playboy, probably the most iconic collection of underdressed women in our collective pop cultural consciousness.
Having once catered to underaged boys unable to get their hands on some actual smut, it’s amazing how it’s managed to survive all the way into 2016 to publish its 52nd issue.
This year’s iteration of the glossy swimwear tome features appearances from superstar models such as Gigi Hadid, Cristiano Ronaldo’s better half, Irina Shayk, Hannah Davis, and the plus-sized Ashley Graham.
As ever, they appear in its hallowed pages smiling suggestively, ever-so-elegantly treading that delicate line between cheeky flirtation and explicit titillation – like that girl in school who loved attention, but would never, ever let you touch her.
Head over to the Sports Illustrated official site to see more of the featured models.
Check out the cover stars of the 2016 Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Issue.”