Sports Illustrated Vs Victoria’s Secret Model Showdown

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In the world of earth-shattering sexiness, no publications pump out hotter pictures of hotter babes than Sports Illustrated‘s annual Swimsuit Issue and the bootylicious pages of the Victoria’s Secret catalog.

Landing a spot in either one is the Golden Ticket of the modeling world–only the luckiest and the best make it in. So we’ve compiled all the models who’ve been lucky enough to rock the pages of both, and set them up against themselves in the sexiest head-to-head this side of heaven. You decide which publication takes the hotness to a higher level.

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Ana Beatriz Barros

This 26-year-old Brazilian won the Elite model agency’s International Look of the Year in 1996, and has since gone on to grace the pages of countless magazines, catalogs and advertisements, having appeared in Sports Illustrated every year since 2002.

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Rebecca Romijn

Before appearing in television and a slinky sexy creature in X-Men, Rebecca Romijn was the quinessential model, landing pictorials in Maxim, FHM, Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret catalogs.

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Tyra Banks

In 1997, Tyra Banks took the modeling world by storm as the first African American model to land the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and was on the Victoria’s Secret catalog cover the same year.

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Eva Herzigova

Landing a spot as Miss Wonderbra in the 1990’s, this Czech model took the modeling scene by storm with her appearance in Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated. She later posed nude in Playboy in 2004 and was Venus at the 2006 Olympic games.

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Elle Macpherson

Nicknamed “The Body,” Macpherson is modeling. She launched to international stardom with her Sports Illustrated covers and later modeled for Victoria’s Secret as well as everything else you can think of that’s good.

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Heidi Klum

Before Project Runway, pregnancy and Seal, Klum made her way on the scene as the bombshell in a land of skinny nonsense models. Heidi’s full figure launched her into the pages of SI and Victoria’s Secret, and she quickly became a household name.

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Laetitia Casta

French, full-lipped and the epitome of sexy, Laetitia Casta has appeared on over 100 magazine covers, including Victoria’s Secret catalogs, ELLE magazine and Vogue. In 1999, she was chosen to be the model of Marianne, official symbol of the French Republic.

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Molly Sims

From magazine covers to hollywood red carpets, Molly Sims is a supermodel, through and through. She appeared in SI‘s Swimsuit Issue in 2000-2004 and 2006, as well as countless Victoria’s Secret catalogs and runway shows.

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Stephanie Seymour

Stephanie’s looks helped launch too-hot status of Victoria’s Secret that we know and love today. Her beautiful form has appeared multiple times in Sports Illustrated since before it was cool (or something like that). Basically, she got this whole ball rolling…

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Marisa Miller

Originally appearing perfectly nude in Perfect 10, Marisa Miller is now one of the top supermodels in the world–and rightly so. This California cutie has appeared in every SI Swimsuit Issue since 2002, finally landing the cover in 2008.

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Yamila Diaz-Rahi

This Argentine hottie Graced the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated in 2002 and 2006, and has appeared in the magazine multiple times. Of course, she was in Victoria’s Secret, too. (Duh…)

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Petra Nemcova

Despite Mother Earth deciding to wash her and her late fiancé out to sea in the 2004 Indonesian tsunami, Petra Nemcova has held supermodel status since 2001, when she first appeared in the Swimsuit Issue. And she graced the cover in 2003.

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Isabeli Fontana

Isabeli stirred up some controversy after first appearing in the Victoria’s Secret catalog at the ripe age of 16. But with the publicity generated from that sexy debacle, her career skyrocketed, landing her in the pages of Sports Illustrated, ELLE, and Vogue.

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Ingrid Seynhaeve

In 1991, Ingrid won the Elite Look of the Year contest, which landed her spots in the Guess?, Ralph Lauren, and Victoria’s Secret campaigns, as well as numerous others.

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Daniela Pestova

In addition to appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated a whopping three times (1995, 2000, 2006), Pestova has modeled for everyone from GQ to Victoria’s Secret and back again, partially because of her ability to change her look, which earned her nickname, “The Chameleon.”

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Veronica Varekova

In addition to appearing in SI‘s Swimsuit issue a monumental eight times, Varekova was also a cover model for Marie Claire, Hapers and Queen and Cosmopolitan–not to mention all those Victoria’s Secret catalogs. (Sadly, however, she left the company in 2004.)

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Estella Warren

Besides appearing in the pages of Sports Illustrated, Estella Warren was also voted Maxim‘s Hottest Woman in 2000, ranked #61 in FHM‘s “100 Sexiest Women of the World 2005,” and hosted “Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit 2000.”

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Aurelie Claudel

Despite being an international face today, French model Aurelie was originally forbidden by her father to leave school and pursue a career in modeling. Luckily for you, she told him to f**k-off.

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Karen Mulder

After her retirement in 2000, Mulder tried to make her way as an actress (the French short film A Theft, One Night) and in music (in good conscience, we can’t link to it) but had limited success. She has proven the age-old adage for talentless models, “Thank God she’s hot!”

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Jeisa Chiminazzo

This 23-year-old Brazilian joined the elite ranks of the Victoria’s Secret line-up in 2004 after appearing on the cover of French Vogue. She fulfilled the criteria for supermodel status after appearing in this year’s SI Swimsuit Issue.

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Selita Ebanks

As a child with seven brothers, this 25 year old was born and raised in the Cayman Islands. After moving to the US, she moved to Staten Island–of all places. At 17, she was discovered at Six Flags Great Adventure by Elite Model Management – and from there her epic career as one of Victoria Secret’s most prestigious “Secret Angels” group.

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Which Publication Wins?

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