Cintia was our number one pick last year. As stated last year, she’s sexy, unique, and has that “thing.” Now 25, Cintia who was born in Campo Bom, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has graced the covers of French Marie Claire, Elle, Madame Figaro and Brazilian Vogue/Teen Vogue to name a few. Her resume of advertisements campaigns includes working for Ann Taylor, Macy’s, L’Oréal, American Eagle Outfitters, and Yves Saint Laurent, H&M, Gap, bebe stores, and Victoria’s Secret.
What can we say about Kate that hasn’t already been said? The 19-year-old was last year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit ‘Rookie of the Year,’ but clearly she is no Rookie. This past year has been incredible for Kate. Between modeling for Beach Bunny Wear to the debut of her Guess? Lingerie campaign, Kate definitely deserves the number one spot.
For the complete photo spreads of our top 7 and to see who didn’t make out list visit SportsIllustrated.cnn.com. Are you curious to know who made our list last year? Take the jump to our 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models list.