By Carly Stern For Dailymail. Lookin' good! Reprisal: She appeared as a SI Swim Search finalist in the issue and is back this year as one of two winners. In a new image released today, Kathy poses in a high-waisted two-piece, her gray hair blowing around her shoulders. The shoot is the culmination of a nearly two-year-long journey, which started in July of when Kathy walked the runway during the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show during Miami Swim Week.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue casts its first Asian curve model
SI Swimsuit Issue Fun Facts, Photos & Highlights
Photos: Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue cover stars. Babette's beach — It is 50 years since Babette Beatty was the first model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, following a photo shoot in Mexico. Hide Caption. New life — Now living in the mountains of Oregon, Beatty is a painter -- and her husband is a sculptor. American beauty — The and issues had the same cover model, American actress and model Kate Upton.
‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ Issue Covers Through the Years
On the short list of American media institutions invented to take commercial advantage of the male gaze, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue surely ranks in the top-three, mostly-safe-for-work division. One could be forgiven, then, for thinking that the staff of the issue were reconsidering their efforts last fall as MeToo trended, stories about sexual harassment consumed news cycles, and audiences thought more deeply about the ways their media and entertainment were made—and who was making them. Editor MJ Day and her core team, comprised of all women, had decided as early as last spring to try in to make a magazine where models were as much participants as objects.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has grown from being an issue of Sports Illustrated magazine created to fill space at a time of year with little sports news into a major marketing franchise that includes a special separate issue, a website , television specials, calendars , books and enormous amounts of advertising. It began as a short photo spread of women in bathing suits and has become a fashion issue for beachwear worn by the world's top models. Being the subject of the Sports Illustrated magazine cover is a well chronicled event which has both become a measure by which fame is measured and a status which is supposedly accompanied by a curse known as the "SI jinx".