As you may know, we at COED have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model. But now the wait has come to an end. After hearing that the model would be first announced on tonight’s “Late Show with David Letterman”, we sent one of our editors over to the Ed Sullivan Theater during the filming to get the inside scoop.
And it turns out our hopes were correct; the 2009 SI Swimsuit Issue cover model is… Bar Refaeli! The 23-year-old Israeli model first appeared in the magazine in 2007. She was also voted second most likely to be on the cover by COED readers, after Brooklyn Decker. So, close on that one, but no cigar.
Congratulations, Bar – we’ll be ogling over your pictures for months to come. (Not that we haven’t been already…)
UPDATE 2: Don’t forget: Bar Refaeli will be on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday, Feb. 11th. Sports Illustrated‘s 2009 Swimsuit Issue went on sale Tuesday, Feb. 10th, in all its glossy glory.