The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has revealed their 2020 cover, starring Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock.
Former Miss Universe Culpo said she “popped Champagne” and “got a little emotional” when she heard the news that she landed the coveted cover.
“This is still so exciting for me,” the 28-year-old influencer — who’s been in the mag three years in a row now, said. “I created a vision board years ago to get into the magazine.”
Scoring a spot on the cover, which was shot in Bali by photographer Yu Tsai back in November, is likely also a dream come true for Sanders.
The model, 29, goes by “Golden Barbie” to her 3.9 million Instagram followers. Although she didn’t make the cut for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2018, she was 2019’s SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year, and now graces the front page.
And as an eight-year veteran of the mag, Canadian-born Bock, 27, has certainly waited her turn for glossy glory.
But you won’t see any competition among the ladies: They all “genuinely care about each other,” says Culpo.
“I have been friends with them for a very long time,” Culpo says. “During the shoot, we were so kind to each other and wanted to make sure each of us was comfortable.”