‘Sports Illustrated’ Announces 3 Cover Models for 2016 Swimsuit Issue: Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey
The highly anticipated “Swimsuit” edition of Sports Illustrated is upon us, and the magazine has announced their three models for the covers. UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and models Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson are gracing the covers and for the first time, the magazine will release three different covers.
The announcement was made during a televised special, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed, which was hosted by Nick Cannon and Rebecca Romijn.
The three women were honored and shocked as it was revealed that all three had their own separate cover.
“I didn’t even know why I was up here!” Rousey said.
“I’m shaking, I’m so honored!” cried Graham, who’s the first size 16 model to snag a cover.
“The best part,” Clauson says, looking at their cover pictures, “is that that 3 different types of woman, representing every woman up there. We’re rocking it!
SI made the announcement Saturday night and released the cover photos via their Twitter account. Their first tweet with Clauson’s cover was captioned, “The secret is out! @Hailey_Clauson is one of three #SISwim 2016 cover models.”
Graham’s tweeted cover was captioned, “Introducing the second 2016 #SISwim cover model @theashleygraham!”
Rousey’s body painted cover was captioned with, “Say hello to 2016 #SISwim cover model @rondarousey! The best part, she’s one of three.”