Sports Illustrated has revealed the cover for its 50th anniversary swimsuit issue — a trio of lovely ladies by the names of Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal. Lily is the first swimsuit issue rookie to grace the cover since Heidi Klum in 1998.
Of the photo shoot, which was done in the Cook Islands near New Zealand, Teigen tells SI, “It’s been many years that I’ve been doing this now and this was the first shoot where I was like, ‘This may actually have cover potential. We had this perfect water, perfect time of day, perfect light, perfect look, perfect suits, perfect everything. And with James Macari shooting, I just sensed it was going to turn out right.'”
Below, watch a behind-the-scenes video from when the girls found out they were the cover and be sure to check out the gallery of 50 years of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girls.