The 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue Cover Model Short List Revealed!

In February, Sports Illustrated will unleash their 2011 Swimsuit issue in 3D! And that means one model will be picked to grace the cover. Much thought goes into this important decision, and we’d personally like to thank SI for picking Brooklyn Decker in 2010, it’s a classic. But who will the lucky lady be this year? We’ve narrowed the field down to five likely contenders. Of course we have no pull in the decision – but we have correctly picked the cover models for the last two years and the pictures are fun to look at (which is all that matters anyway)!

UPDATE: 2.14.11 We called it again: Irina Shayk is the 2011 SI Swimsuit Cover Model. Check out our pics from the Letterman Show.

Cintia Dicker

Hometown: Campo Bom, Brazil
Age: 24
Rookie year: 2009

Why She Should Be The Cover Model:
• One of the hottest Brazilian red heads on the scene.

Julie Henderson

Hometown: Houston, Texas,
Age: 24
Rookie year: 2007

Why She Should Be The Cover Model:
• She has the classic Swimsuit issue look and is dating Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rogers.


Daniella Sarahyba

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age: 26
Rookie year: 2005

Why She Should Be The Cover Model:
• She is one of the seasoned vets of the current Swimsuit crew.

Hilary Rhoda

Hometown: Chevy Chase, Maryland
Age: 23
Rookie year: 2009

Why She Should Be The Cover Model:
• She’s Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and Rangers’ wing Sean Avery which will add star power to this years issue.

Irina Shayk

Hometown: Yemanzhelinsk, Russia
Age: 24
Rookie year: 2007

Why She Should Be The Cover Model:
• Widely considered on of the top modeling talents on Earth she has been dating soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo since 2010.

Credit: All lead images from Sports Illustared Swimsuit Issues.



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      thanks for keeping us honest moo. corrections have been made.

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