Derek Jeter Flame Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covergirl

Hannah Davis

Derek Jeter appears on fifteen Sports Illustrated covers. His on-again/off-again girlfriend appears on the bestselling one.

The magazine unveiled its annual swimsuit issue. Hannah Davis beams on the cover unveiled and uncovered but certainly not unappealing. The 5′ 10” Davis wears a thin bikini over her thin frame. Finding it too burkaish, the blue-eyed beauty, to the delight of everyone, pulls the bottom half of the bikini down an inch or two to reveal more. She leaves just enough fabric for the imagination.

Davis, who appeared in the issue in 2013, enjoys her first cover this year. The Derek Jeter of swimsuit models–the durable yet delicate Elle MacPherson (she ages well)–appears on a record five covers. Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Kathy Ireland, and Daniela Pestova all graced the cover three times.

In addition to depicting actual female athletes, such as mixed-martial artist Ronda Rousey, on the inside, the swimsuit edition includes a controversial advertisement featuring plus-sized swimsuit model Ashley Graham. Fat admirers across the round, plus-sized world wonder: Why must big, beautiful women pay to appear in the swimsuit edition?

Graham may shop at Lane Bryant and Davis in the tooth-floss aisle, but the very different women share the same ease in attracting eyes.

Davis, who has been linked to the retired Yankees shortstop for several years, follows a long line of swimsuit models attached to athlete husbands and boyfriends. Kate Upton, 2013’s covergirl, dates Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and 2010’s cover featured model Brooklyn Decker, who tied the knot with tennis star Andy Roddick the year earlier.