Inside the 2008 SI Swimsuit Issue:
From Russia With Love: SI ventured to Russia and spent six days with Russian-born models ? Anne V and Irina Shayk. The photo shoots also took place in and around St. Petersburg at a number of locations including: Grand Hotel Europe, the Ice Breaker Crasin, Russian Standard Vodka distillery and the Avtovo Russian Circus. The models were photographed wearing the Ponahalo diamond necklace, a 295-(total) carat necklace valued at $14 million, the most expensive item in the issue.
At Home with Bar: Another first: SI spent 10 days with supermodel Bar Refaeli in her native Israel, where she was joined by Julie Henderson, Brooklyn Decker and Jessica Gomes in Caesarea, 25 miles north of Tel Aviv, and at the Dead Sea.
A Record Number of Rookies: Seven rookies debut in this year's issue: Quiana Grant, Jessica Gomes, Melissa Haro, Yasmin Brunet, Melissa Baker, Jeisa Chiminazzo and Jarah Mariano. Models aren't the only ones making a Swimsuit debut. Behind the camera, four new photographers joined SI's lineup: Thomas Sewell, Ben Watts, Marlena Bielinska and Paulo Sutch.
Will Ferrell as Semi-Pro Star Jackie Moon: SI gets Tropical with Semi-Pro star Will Ferrell as Heidi Klum crashes the set of the upcoming hoops flick, spending a day and night in the life of Jackie Moon (played by Ferrell? player, coach and owner of a beloved '70s ABA team, the Flint Tropics. Jackie is one part Auerbach and nine parts Hefner, which makes him irresistible to a certain Swimsuit model.
Bodypainting is Back for the 10th year: Bodypaint artist Joanne Gair has sprayed and brushed swimsuits on some of the world's most beautiful women for SI since 1999. This year Gair produced her masterpieces in Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos, on the canvases of cover model Marisa Miller, Jessica Gomes, Tori Praver and Quiana Grant.
Danica Patrick Meets Dan Patrick: Danica Patrick's splashy debut in the Swimsuit Issue is a full-throttle four-page spread set in Singer Island, Florida. But not only did she spend time in front of the camera, Patrick is also featured in a full-page Q&A with none other than Dan Patrick? who recently made his debut on the pages of SI as a senior writer and weekly columnist.
NFL Cheerleaders: Swimsuit 2008 will include 12 NFL Cheerleaders in a fun four-page treatment. This marks the first time NFL Cheerleaders have been featured in the issue. Teams represented include the Buccaneers, Chargers, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Patriots, Raiders, Redskins and Texans.
Athletes Wives Return: Four famous players kindly get out of the way for their better halves. Featured are: Ingrid Vandebosch (Jeff Gordon), La La Vazquez (fiancee, Carmelo Anthony; she did her shoot just four months after giving birth); Carmella Garcia (Jeff Garcia); and Michelle Damon (Johnny Damon).
Sports Illustrated in the Paint: The Complete Body-painting Collection from the Si Swimsuit Issue
ピーチ・ジョン Vol.64 2008春号 (64)
Tropical Blend (Daab Photo Book)
ピーチ・ジョン Vol.65 2008夏号 (65)