Since making her rookie as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year in 2011, Kate has been on an incredible ride. Magazine cover after cover, endorsements with Skull Candy, SoBe, Mercedes-Benz, Carl’s Jr., Guess, MLB2k12, DirecTV and Sam Edelman shoes are just a few products Kate has lent her celebrity to. If you are wondering why the Beach Bunny model didn’t make our top spot, it’s simple; Kate is beautiful, but lets face it, she doesn’t have a “swimsuit body.” Before you go on a rant about her boobs, take a second at her body. Make sure to follow Kate on Twitter @KateUpton.
Kate’s official website: www.KateUpton.com
Irina! We love this girl. She originally appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrate Swimsuit Issue in 2007 and snagged the cover in 2011. The Russian model snags our number one spot for one simple reason, she’s been smoking hot for years. Google her resume if you need additional proof or look at the video below.
Irina’s official website: Theirinashayk.com
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 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models list. Make sure to let us know what you think about our countdown by leaving a comment below.