bill-swift - February 15, 2006
Yesterday, Sports Illustrated released their annual Swimsuit Edition, complete with all the standard pictures of supermodels in bikinis, and what not. For some reason, however, I'm just not that excited about the swimsuit issue this year. In fact, I think it's generally overrated. Now don't get me wrong, the women are stunning, and the lack of pretty much any clothing is greatly appreciated. It's just that the hype seems to be overwhelming, and the actual results are not that incredible.
Wait a minute. What the hell am I saying!? It's the freaking Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. It's a yearly ritual, and for many a young lad, a genuine right of passage. No, there's nothing wrong with it whatsoever. That the issue came out on Valentine's day, though, is probably not the best thing for those relationships in in trouble. Imagine picking up your copy of the Swimsuit Edition, then going home to someone who, well, doesn't exactly measure up.
Anyhow, of particular interest this year, though, is Heidi Klum's body painting pictures and video. Considering that she just had a baby, she looks damn amazing. Although I can't be sure if this shoot was done before or after her pregnancy. Regardless, a nude Heidi Klum covered in paint is always a nice break in the day.
You can check out the full Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, at SI, of course, but here's a taste of what you'll find.