Every year, Sports Illustrated turns the temperature upside down with its special swimsuit issue. For this 2020 edition, the American magazine has chosen three divine top models: Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock. The management of the magazine could have stopped there, but they decided to put diversity in their pages by inviting many models with different profiles for an issue that ends up celebrating diversity. Indeed, we find in the pages of this issue of Sports Illustrated Swimswuit: Hunter McGrady, to represent plus size women, or the top model Halima, who poses in a burkini. In the pages, we also find Valentina Sampaio, who thus becomes the first transexual woman to appear in the magazine. In a letter published in the magazine, Valentina Sampaio spoke about her journey and her transition before thanking Sports Illustrated for having “seen and respected” for who she really is and “for understanding that she is. above all, a human being “.
The secrets of perfect coverage
For Olivia Culpo, posing in a swimsuit is a matter of self-confidence and choosing the right angles, the model with 4.7 million followers on Instagram told Us Weekly media that “the secret is just how you feel the best, it will be more communicative than four days in a row at the gym or going on a heavy diet “. To prepare for this photo shoot, Kate Bock, she confided to have drunk a lot of water and done a lot of sport to be ready. As for Jasmine Sanders, the only secret to absolute confidence in front of the lens is none other than laser hair removal of the bikini line.
The cover of the 2020 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. © Instagram