As the annual bikini-filled edition of America’s most popular sports magazine celebrates its half century, the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition was packed to the rafters with a few favourites on Culture and Life. Kate Upton, who has graced the front cover for the past two years, was replaced with the topless trio of models Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teigen for this year’s cover. Emily Ratajkowski finally made her debut in the annual publishing colossus with a Walter loos Jr. shoot in St. Lucia and joined Hannah Ferguson, Valerie van der Graaf, Lauren Mellor, Bregje Heinen, Marloes Horst, Sara Sampaio, Samantha Hoopes, Natasha Barnard, Heidi Klum and of course, Kate Upton to adorn tiny swimwear.

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Bregje Heinen Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_00

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Sara Sampaio Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_10

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Natasha Barnard Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_10

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Lauren Mellor Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_10

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Lily Aldridge Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_10

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Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_00

Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_01

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Heidi Klum Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_01

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Valerie Van Der Graaf Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014_10

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