Sexy smiling in the clear blue water of the Maldives, supermodel Brooklyn Decker sizzles on the cover of the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The cover was shot by legendary SI photographer Walter Looss Jr.
As the cover model, Decker joins a legacy of supermodels who have adorned the cover of SI Swimsuit including Kathy Ireland, Cheryl Tiegs, Heidi Klum, Elle MacPherson, Tyra Banks and Petra Nemcova. Many of these covers were shot by Iooss who, with the addition of this year, has eleven SI Swimsuit covers to his name.
“Our readers will enjoy the many surprises in the latest installment of this renowned franchise,” said SI Group Editor Terry McDonell. “This year’s Swimsuit issue features both familiar faces and exciting newcomers and photography that fans have come to expect, transporting them to a new array of exotic locations,” he added.
Decker made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2006. Thanks to her all-American looks she earned a recurring spot in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 issues where she was shot in Tucson, Israel and Canouan Island in the Grenadines, respectively. In the 2010 cover photo Decker’s bathing suit was made by Italian designer Delfina Swimwear; her necklaces were made by Lana Jewelry and Camilla Dietz Bergeron; her ring is an Isaac Prado creation; Sara Weinstock made the solid gold bangles featuring eight diamond bezels; Sydney Evan provided the beaded bracelets; and Helen Ficalora produced the diamond stacking rings.
Check all the photos from the photo gallery below after the jump. They all are amazing. [via SportsIllustrated]