Beauty Queens smolder Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

15 Feb 2018 | Camilla Suarez

From social causes, modelling, acting to stylish photo-shoots, what is it that beauty queens can’t do? Answer is nothing! So, when the prestigious magazine like Sports Illustrated is hooked to gorgeous beauty queens to feature in the special editions of the magazine like Swimsuit and rookie, it’s no surprise.

On an average there are more than 5000 women who submit applications to become Sports Illustrated's next model, and our beauty queens top the rank beating the top models and who not.

Let’s have a look at the best of the beauty queens who have featured for Sports Illustrated this this year and before–

Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo

From casting calls to final 3, Olivia Culpo is making headlines as a 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie.

Olivia Culpo is not only known for her title as Miss Universe 2012, she is also an actress,, fashion influencer and now a 2018 SI rookie. Olivia Culpo has us thinking... what CAN'T she do?

According to Sports Illustrated, Olivia expressed her joy of being chosen as an SI Swimsuit rookie:

"I am honored to be in such great company with such an iconic brand. This was a major goal of mine because many of the women that have posed for SI have gone on to have such inspirational careers. I feel so blessed that this goal is becoming a reality and it shows me that hard work and positive intentions can lead to something amazing."


Beauty Queens smolder Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan

Olivia first stole hearts when she was crowned Miss USA in 2015 and she's been killing it ever since. From modeling to acting she's ready to achieve all of her goals.

Talking to Sports Illustrated, Olivia shared her thoughts, “I had wanted to do Sports Illustrated for so long and 2017 I started to try to let go of that dream. I was like ‘It’s too late and I’m sort of aging out of this opportunity and I need to just let it go so I can be open for other things.’ But when it happened, it just kind of reinvigorated me. I don’t have to listen to society’s message that I’m getting older and I can keep chasing after my dreams and doing things on my own timeline. And that reinvigoration has opened doors for me.”


Beauty Queens smolder Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


Miss Minnesota 2014 Haley Kalil

Haley Kalil was chosen as the lucky final 6 women to be part of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition last year when she competed with thousands of other applications. It was difficult to choose this beauty as won over the hearts over with her undeniable sweetness. Haley is the former Miss Minnesota 2014, who now works as a lab tech and loves travelling every chance she can get.


Beauty Queens smolder Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


Miss Oklahoma USA 2013 contestant Allie Ayers

Miss Oklahoma USA contestant Allie Ayers also features in the 2018 swimsuit issue. This cutie hails from Oklahoma, has her own swimwear line, and may or may not be a computer whiz. Instagram star and model who is best known for posting a variety of modelling content in different swimwear brands to her over 40,000 followers on Instagram. She can be seen modelling for a variety of companies such as Gooseberry Intimates and Bissy Swim.


Beauty Queens smolder Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


Miss Alabama USA 2012 Katherine Webb-McCarron

Katherine Webb is an American model, beauty queen, and television personality. She was Miss Alabama USA 2012 and is perhaps best known for her appearance during the broadcast of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. Katherine has been open about her post-pregnancy body struggles, and shared her excitement when she started to notice her abs again. “Oh hello abs nice to see you again. It’s been a while,” Webb-McCarron joked. “Getting back into shape.”


Beauty Queens smolder Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

(Photo Credits - Contestants Instagram Official)