This year, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue went all out with their spread! With shoots in Fiji, Singapore, Hawaii, Anguilla, and the Philippines, the photos sizzled. The drop dead gorgeous models who posed this year for the shoot don’t hurt the case either. Some of our favorite picks for 2011:
Enter Cintia Dicker. We told you this girl was one hot contender! Even though she didn’t make the shoot she posed in a crazy cool OndadeMar Swimwear number (the Kalah Bar Bikini). With it underwire top feature and detailed gold embellishments along the bustline, the girl was flawless. A perfect way to highlight her freckles and red hair was with the animal print suit, which comes with soft molded cups and moderate coverage at the rear.
Hilary Rhoda didn’t disappoint either in a sexy yet sporty shoot off the coast of an exotic island. Unafraid of the deep ocean wildlife, the girl dove right in there for a water session and even got her surf on in one of our favorite designers, Agua Bendita Swimwear. Donning the Bendita Francia bikini she shows us that functionality and fashion can go hand in hand and do not need to eliminate each other. This meticulously embroidered suit features tiny flowers over a solid black print and the string bottom is just the icing on the cake of fit.
Hilary also donned a fringe bikini by Maaji Swimwear with a fun and flirty flair, the Turquoise Barricades suit. This vociferous print features zig zags of turquoise and yellow and uses fringe to create a ruffle air. Love.
This year’s cover model Irina Shayk (which we predicted by the way) flaunted a very sexy string bikini by Vix Swimwear. Also in acqua and turquoise colors, this brazilian hottie shows us the versatility of the Batik Ripple fit. A simple style with removable padding and strings at the sides does the trick. The real gem in this design is of course the jaw dropping brazilian cut bottom, which features a scruch-like cinching down mid rear. Not only helps to enhance but provides a heart shape that’s just irresistible.
Another red hot shoot involves none other than Andy Roddick’s girl, Brooklyn Decker. The “Just go with it” star and former SI cover model graces the pages of the mag in a shoot worth drooling over. In a sexy roll-around-the-sand scenario, Brooklyn flaunts the very sexy Rainforest Bikini by Paradizia Swimwear, and we are just gaga for it. The detailed embroidery and sequins give this luxury swimsuit an extra touch of specialness, that put together with a hottie like her, it’s like gold.