Telegram Me. For its Swimsuit IssueSports Illustrated has taken a path quite different from its traditional route. The project features women of all shapes and sizes, and it has caused a lot of reaction, both positive and negative.
Last month, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman delivered heart-breaking testimony about the sexual abuse she and her sister athletes suffered from Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The testimony by her and others led to Nassar being sentenced to 40 to years in prison for abusing almost women and girls. This month, the year-old gold-medal winner appears stripped down as part of a MeToo-inspired photo shoot for the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Sports Illustrated has been criticised for linking its latest Swimsuit edition to the MeToo movement that has become a global phenomenon since women in Hollywood began breaking their silence on cases of sexual harassment in the industry. For the fist time in history the magazine features a nude shoot of women with empowering words written on their bodies. Models — like Paulina Porizkova and Sailor Brinkley Cook — could choose what words were written on them as a way of encouraging the spread of a positive message.
My mother-in-law is one of the remaining Luddites that gets Sports Illustrated in the mail, and while she likes to read about football, baseball, hockey and tennis, the Swimsuit Issue inevitably gets passed on to us pretty quickly. Of course. That was me in And this was Kathy Ireland on the cover:.
ESPN presents full buff arrays of athletes "performing" their respective sport, and Sports Illustrated is pulling out every PC trick in the book — hijabs and burkinis, painted ladies and politically correct subjects bearing virtue messages on their naked flesh — to gain attention. All in the name of progressive art moving sport and society forward toward the nirvana of diversity. Seeking to maintain relevance, Sports Illustrated answers with woke, politically correct displays of flesh, only now with hijab- and burkini-clad, plus-sized and nude models adorned only with words like "tolerance" and "diversity.
Nina Agdal goes sans swimsuit during a tropical, holiday getaway. Nina Agdal has been walkin' in a tropical winter wonderland and she's got the snaps to prove it. Posing sans swimsuit, the sun-kissed brunette made jaws hit the floor when she posted a completely nude picture from her current holiday getaway.
Olivia Culpo strips down for her first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The year-old actress, model, and beauty queen takes part in the glossy's "In Her Own Words" shoot, wearing nothing but phrases like "woman," "love transforms," and "imperfect" painted on her body. The project, shot and produced by a team of all women, is meant to be a form of empowerment and expression—a surprising but refreshing turn for a publication known for its juicy swimsuit spreads.
The shoot is affecting and powerful, in its way. A beautiful place and a pretty girl. The swimsuit issue may have evolved over the years, shifting with the cultural winds.
Year after year, Sports Illustrated becomes more inclusive. A quick highlight reel of body-positivity moments in SI history: Back inthe magazine became the first mainstream platform to showcase Ashley Graham's gorgeousness. It's also featured athletes like Simone Biles and Aly Raisman on its cover.
The blonde bombshell - who has posed topless for the prestigious magazine - has found herself starring as the covergirl for the flesh-flashing publication for a third time. The year-old was even lucky enough to have had the image projected onto the front of the Empire State Building in NYC earlier this week. Not just content with one striking cover, Kate has posed for three different shots which show off her famous assets. In one of the images, Kate's modesty is barely covered by a piece of jewellery.