It’s that wonderful time of year again when the Sports Illustrated cover models are officially announced. And this year the honor goes to Megan Fox, Kim Petras, Martha Stewart and Brooks Nader.
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Ahead of the announcement the magazine’s Instagram account teased the 2023 cover stars as they usually do, calling them “absolutely groundbreaking” and describing the featured women as “mothers, artists, entrepreneurs, history-makers and everything in-between.”
But now that we actually have the visuals, let’s obsess over every single snap.
Doing what she does best — looking absolutely drop dead gorgeous, Megan gracing one of the four coveted cover(s) in a barely-there beaded shell minidress by Celia Kritharioti paired with a tiny gold SKIMS bikini bottom.
“Shooting Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is definitely a lot of pressure,” she told SI Swim. “I have a vision in my head that I’m trying to achieve, so we’ll see if it pans out for me.” Ummm, yeah we’d say everything panned out just fine.
Looking fresh-faced with freckly goddess glam, throughout her Dominican Republic beach paradise photoshoot, Fox offered an array of mermaid-core looks, mixed in with a very on-brand cutout snakeskin one piece and cropped baby tee situation. Flaunting a healthy amount of upper, side and under-boob, and we wouldn’t expect or accept it any other way.
For her Los Angeles SI photoshoot, Kim served up sultry pool siren vibes in a Natalia Fedner Swimsuit for the cover. Also posing poolside in an incredible bright-pink 80s workout Barbie-core swimsuit, a vibrant blue one-piece, an elegant black long-sleeved number with gold beads and a chest cut-out. And last but certainly not least, Kim gave us fairy garden princess realness in top by PatBO matched with a Frankies Bikinis x Sydney Sweeney bikini bottom.
“I was so excited when I got the call to be in Sports Illustrated,” Petras says. “It’s very iconic, and a lot of very iconic people have done it before, so [it was a] big dream come true for me.”