20 Things You Didn’t Know About the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit Issue

So we’ve heard a few rumors that Sports Illustrated is about to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their iconic Swimsuit Issue. It’s a lot like those rumors that we heard about Christmas back around December of last year. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, however, is coming at a particularly great time to warm us up. We’ve been getting warmed up for the new issue, too–mostly by celebrating upcoming Swimsuit Issue rookies like Hannah Ferguson, and Emily Ratajkowski.

We’ve also taken the time to provide some vital facts and figures via a fascinating Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue infographic. But now it’s time to get even chattier about our favorite obsession. Get ready for Jimmy Kimmel unveiling the new cover tonight–but for now, delve into the past with fascinating facts about our favorite beautiful beach babes…

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