'Sports Illustrated' reveals the cover of 2015 Swimsuit Issue
Last’s year’s Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated featured three women on the cover, but this year model Hannah Davis got the spotlight to all herself.
Ben Watts shot the cover, which was revealed on Wednesday night’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, at a farm in Tennessee—but the farm barely makes an appearance in the final photo: A white picket fence and some green trees are blurred out while Davis’ swimsuit-clad figure is in sharp focus.
“The image leaps from the page,” Sports Illustrated assistant managing editor MJ Day said in a statement. “It’s a beautiful photo in its simplest form. No gimmicks, no stunts, just pure American beauty!”
Davis has appeared in two previous editions of Sports Illustrated and joins a long list of models including Kate Upton and Tyra Banks who’ve covered the Swimsuit Issue since it launched 51 years ago.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue arrives on newsstands Feb. 9.