The question has been floating around because of Vyalitsyna's work in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since 2005, she's made eight consecutive appearances in the issue, widely considered one of the most important assignments a model can get. The world's current richest model, Kathy Ireland, made 13 consecutive appearances in the '80s and '90s and parlayed her fame into a licensing empire that sells $400 million worth of products — from furniture to wedding dresses, scented candles, and beyond — every year.
While Vyalitsyna may not have intended to follow Ireland's path to fortune, her work in Sports Illustrated has her on the same track. And with work for Victoria's Secret, Vogue, and Elle under her belt — to say nothing of her scores of other contracts — Vyalitsyna will undoubtedly continue to be a force to reckon with.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition celebration made its way to Las Vegas last night. Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen, and Anne V were just a few of the ladies that traveled to Sin City after attending the NYC SI bash on Tuesday. Chrissy joined a few other models at Planet Hollywood, where they cemented their handprints in honor of the latest issue. Kate's been front and center since it was revealed on Valentine's Day that she's the 2012 SI Swimsuit Edition cover girl, though now her love life is also in the spotlight. It's been rumored that Kate is dating Mark Sanchez, but she wouldn't confirm the news when asked directly on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which will air today.
Well, it's official. The release of the 2012 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated marks the opening of bikini season! And even if you are still snuggled and warm hiding your bod in that turtleneck, the warmer weather will be here before you know it. So don't wait until you have a beach date to start shedding any excess winter weight. These three simple tips from fitness expert Kate Conti of The Sports Club/LA will have you melting away the extra pounds without major sacrifice, so you can strut your stuff in your swimsuit on the beach this year:
Number one: allow up to six to eight weeks for delivery
Yes, it may still be frosty outside, but you need plenty of time to allow yourself to get results. Don't rely on that Master Cleanse to do your dirty work the week before. Start today! "Give yourself plenty of time to get in shape," says Conti. "If you’ve been sitting around all winter, your body is not going to just snap back into shape in a couple of weeks. Give yourself about six to eight weeks of training before you expect to see any significant results. Your body will need that time to adapt to the added stress of exercise and make the appropriate physiological changes."
Keep reading for the rest of the tips.
Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue launch party was a hot place to be in NYC last night. SI's new cover girl Kate Upton posed in a red dress alongside fellow models Chrissy Teigen, Bar Refaeli, Alyssa Miller, Anne V, and Irina Shayk. Kate, Chrissy, and Alyssa followed the bash with a flight to Las Vegas, where they'll continue to promote the issue. The ladies stripped down to their bikinis in the latest installment of the annual magazine, which also features athletes Rafael Nadal, Michael Phelps, and Chris Paul. Another pro may be in Kate's life, though there are rumors that Kate Upton is dating Mark Sanchez, the Jets quarterback, but neither has confirmed the romance.
After being named the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition's "Rookie of the Year" in 2011, Kate Upton is this year's cover girl! The five-time equestrian champion has showed off her curves in campaigns for big names like Guess, Victoria's Secret, and Dooney & Burke. On being fit, Kate told The Daily, "It's really important to stay slim for the industry . . . but you still want to have a body." Here's the scoop on how Kate maintains her model curves.
The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features some of the world's most famous models in their two-pieces. Bar Refaeli wore a bikini for a spread with some well-known athletes like Rafael Nadal, Michael Phelps, and Chris Paul. Chrissy Teigen, Anne V, and Irina Shayk also show skin in the magazine. Click through to see highlights from SI's latest, which features Kate Upton on the cover, and make sure to check out all the 2012 Sports Illustrated bikini pictures!
Kate Upton is the cover girl of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue! Her honor was revealed last night on the Late Show in NYC, where Kate spoke with host David Letterman about nabbing the front of the annual magazine. Kate's the latest in a long line of two-piece-clad models to claim the title — click through to see her bikini shots, and make sure to check out all the Sports Illustrated bikini pictures.
Kate Upton donned a little white dress to unveil her new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in NYC today. A huge billboard of the cover on display in Times Square features Kate in a skimpy bikini with a sexy smile on her face. She later headed to The Late Show for her first official appearance as an SI star. Nineteen-year-old Kate follows in a long line of ladies to be honored with the coveted spot, including Brooklyn Decker, Bar Refaeli, and Irina Shayk. Kate was featured in last year's Swimsuit Issue wearing a painted-on bikini, and has also modeled for Victoria's Secret.
The ladies of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue packed their bags and headed to Las Vegas yesterday, with Brooklyn Decker flying on a special Virgin America flight alongside her fellow model Kate Upton. Brooklyn was off once they touched down in Nevada to join Hilary Rhoda, Anne V, and Jessica Gomes for a special lunch at STK with the restaurant's executive chef Stephen Hopcraft. By the evening, it was time for one more bash to celebrate the new issue after hosting a party in NYC on Wednesday. 2011 cover girl Irina Shayk posed with Damaris Lewis, Elena Baguci, and Cintia Dicker, while Chrissy Teigen posed with Brooklyn and a guy friend before chowing down on potato skins. All the girls featured in this year's issue were able to let their hair down and have some fun before resuming their promotional activities today.