Sports Illustrated's 2012 Swimsuit Issue Models Revealed

John Legend's fiancée makes the cut and another model sports her natural hair.

Posted: 02/16/2012 11:57 AM EST
Filed Under Style, Model, Beauty

 Andaora and Chrissy Teigen in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue is here once again and the 21 models in the latest edition have been revealed. This year's cover girl, Kate Upton, is the epitome of the all-American blonde but there's a couple other dark-skinned beauties who donned their bikinis for the much-anticipated issue - including the fiancée of one "legendary" singer.

Nigerian-American model Adaora Akubilo looks pretty in a candy-red and white two-piece, a red crocheted bikini from Anna Kosturova, and a head of short natural curls.

Even John Legend's fiancée, Chrissy Teigen, makes an appearance. The 26-year-old got her start as a suitcase model on the television game show Deal or No Deal before going on to work for Maxim, Frederick's of Hollywood and Victoria's Secret. After becoming a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, she was named the magazine's Rookie of the Year in 2010.

Will you be grabbing a copy of this year's swimsuit issue?


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