Swimsuit models are famously perfect. With their sculpted physiques, head-turning faces, and inspiring personalities, they are some of the hottest people on the planet. From supermodels to actresses and athletes, these women are showstoppers in every way. We’ve rounded up the hottest swimsuit models of all time!
1. Heidi Klum
German supermodel, Heidi Klum, has been one of the most successful swimsuit models since the ‘90s. She first appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1998 before becoming the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She has also starred in countless campaigns for brands such as Dundas, Indissimi, and her own brand, Heidi Klum Intimates.
2. Gisele Bündchen
There are few models that do it quite like Gisele Bündchen. The Brazilian supermodel has been one of the most successful faces of the industry for decades, named one of the world’s highest-paid models since 2001. From 1999 to 2006, Bündchen was a Victoria’s Secret Angel and is often credited as ending the heroin chic era of the ‘90s. Since then, she has fronted campaigns for Burberry, Louis Vuitton, and Roberto Cavalli.
3. Brooklyn Decker
Famously known for her Sports Illustrated covers, Brooklyn Decker is an American model and actress who has been featured on countless magazine covers. The blonde bombshell also starred as a guest judge on Germany’s Next Top Model, as well as played Jane Fonda’s daughter in the TV show Grace and Frankie. She married American tennis player Andy Roddick in 2009, and together they have two children.nbsp;
4. Naomi Campbell
Known as one of the most influential supermodels in history, Naomi Campbell is an icon in many ways. The British model began her career in 1978, walking for designers including Gianni Versace, Alaia, and Dior. In 1987 she was the first Black model on the cover of British Vogue and was considered the ultimate supermodel of her time. Today she remains one of the most recognizable and iconic faces of the industry and is showing no sign of slowing down.
5. Stephanie Seymour
Known as one of the most popular supermodels of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Stephanie Seymour has experienced an illustrious career. Walking as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and fronting several covers of Sports Illustrated, she is likely best-known for appearing in the Guns N’ Roses music videos ‘Don’t Cry’ and ‘November Rain’. These days she is continuing to model, walking for designers such as Versace in 2019 and on covers of Vogue and Interview magazines.
6. Robyn Lawley
Robyn Lawley is an Australian model who has made waves in the fashion industry for several years. Considered a plus-size model, she has been featured on the covers of Vogue Italia and Australian Vogue and walked the runway at Miami Swim Week. Shot by the likes of Steven Meisel and Thierry Le Goues, she was also the first plus-size model to star in a Ralph Lauren campaign.
7. Niki Taylor
American supermodel Niki Taylor is one of the most successful faces in the industry. Starting her career at the age of 14, she quickly rose as one of the most recognizable faces, appearing in fashion shows and on the covers of magazines including Vogue, Allure, and Elle. A near-fatal car crash in 2001 caused her to step away from modeling, but she has since become the face of CoverGirl.
8. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is known as one of the most famous models in the world. The Brazilian beauty’s career kicked off in 1997, walking for designers including Anna Sui, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Bottega Veneta, and countless others. But perhaps her most famous role is as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, which she held from 1999 to 2018 – earning her the title of the longest-running model for the brand.
9. Anne de Paula
Anne de Paula is a Brazilian model best known for her knockout figure. The model is best known for her swimsuit photo shoots for Sports Illustrated magazine. The 27-year-old won Sports Illustrated’s ‘Swimsuit Model Search’ in 2017, which landed her the cover of the magazine a year later. De Paula was the first rookie to earn a spot on the cover, and she has since been named one of the hottest women of the year, according to Maxim.
10. Kate Upton
There’s no denying that Kate Upton is one of the hottest women on the planet. The American model first made waves in 2011 when she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for their Swimsuit Issue. She appeared on the cover of the magazine again in 2012, 2013, and 2017 but has also graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ, among many others.
11. Danielle Herrington
With a stunning smile and rocker body, Danielle Herrington is one of the most stunning models in the industry. She was the third African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, following Tyra Banks and Beyoncé. While she’s perhaps most known for her work with Sports Illustrated, she has also walked for Phillip Plein in New York Fashion Week and worked for Victoria’s Secret.
12. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks needs no introduction. As one of the original supermodels, Tyra Banks has a long history in the fashion industry. Starting out at the age of 15, Banks worked as a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005 and was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of GQ and Sports Illustrated. She made her third and most-recent cover appearance of the latter again in 2019. She is also the face of the reality TV show America’s Next Top Model, which she created in 2003.
Clara is a multi-talented and stunning woman. Starting her career as a singer in the early 2000s, she has since entered the acting and modeling industry. The ‘1, 2 Step’ American superstar joined IMG Models in 2016 and has since appeared in campaigns for Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, and Dundas.
14. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is one of the most famous women on the planet. The reality star has made a name for herself in many ways, be it in the business industry or as a model. She is best known for her show-stopping hourglass figure and personality. She is the face of her shapewear brand, Skims, often showing off her famous curves, but has also appeared in campaigns and runway shows for Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana.
15. Yumi Nu
Yumi No is unstoppable. The American stunner was the first plus-size model of Asian appearance to front a Sports Illustrated cover. She has also appeared in British Vogue and landed covers in American and Japanese Vogue. The model is currently signed with The Society Management and Wilhelmina Models alongside the likes of Barbie Ferreira and Robyn Lawley.
16. Megan Thee Stallion
You may know Megan Thee Stallion for her killer freestyle, but she is also a successful bikini model. She appeared on the cover of the 2021 edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit but has also graced the front of Dazed, i-D, and Allure magazines. The rapper also featured in the SS22 campaign for Mugler, showing off her faultless figure in a pair of cutout jeans and a corset.
17. Leyna Bloom
Leyna Bloom is a game-changing model in the industry. Her career spans from the queer ballroom scene in New York to the cover of magazines such as Vogue India and for designers concluding Jeremy Scott. The American beauty was the first trans model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, as well as the first to walk for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2018.
18. Olivia Culpo
Olivia Culpo has come a long way in the last few years. Crowned Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012, she is one of the most successful pageant models in the world. She has since appeared on the 2020 cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and has partnered with brands including L’Oreal. Besides modeling, she has taken a hand at acting, appearing in film and TV shows, including I Feel Pretty and Paradise City.
19. Jasmine Sanders
Chances are you’ve seen photos of the ‘Golden Barbie’, Jasmine Sanders. The German-American stunner is best known for her work with Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Glamour, and CR Fashion Book. She has also walked the runway for designers, including Moschino, DKNY, and Ralph Lauren.
20. Kate Bock
Kate Bock is a Canadian model best known for her killer physique and bikini shots. The blonde bombshell has appeared on three Sports Illustrated covers. She was first featured in the magazine in 2013 and has since returned in 2020 and 2022 alongside Jasmine Sanders and Olivia Culpo.
21. Camille Kostek
Camille Kostek is one of the most popular bikini models on the planet. Famous for her stunning covers in Sports Illustrated magazine, her flawless figure has also appeared in campaigns for Elle and on the cover of various other titles. She has also starred as a model for Victoria’s Secret, Reebok, and L’Oreal and walked in New York Fashion Week.
22. Alex Morgan
Alex Morgan is a soccer superstar. The American professional footballer currently plays for the San Diego Wave FC as a striker and captain. While she may not be a model by profession, her stunning physique has earned her a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2013 and ESPN The Magazine.
23. Ashley Graham
No one does it like Ashley Graham. The plus-size model has broken multiple barriers in her career, and she’s showing no sign of slowing down. Starting her career in 2000, she has appeared in countless magazines, including Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. She made a splash in the 2015 edition of Sports Illustrated before landing the cover in 2016. Since then, she has gone on to represent designers such as BOSS, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger.
24. Hailey Clauson
American model, Hailey Clauson, is one to watch. At 27 years old, the blonde superstar has appeared on three separate covers of Sports Illustrated and walked the runways in New York Fashion Week for designers including Zac Posen and Calvin Klein. She has since become an insanely successful influencer on platforms like Instagram.
25. Ronda Rousey
You may know Ronda Rousey for her wrestling, but she is also a successful model and actress. The American mixed martial artist appeared nude on the cover of ESPN The Body and the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, as well as becoming the first woman to front an issue of Men’s Health Australia.
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