THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2021 SWIMSUIT TEAM GATHERED AT THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, CELEBRATING ITS ICONIC COVER LAUNCH FEATURING MEGAN THEE STALLION, LEYNA BLOOM AND NAOMI OSAKA.
Cover model Leyna Bloom on the red carpet of the SI Swimsuit launch party LEYNA BLOOM PHOTO BY RODRIGO VARELA/GETTY IMAGES; BACKGROUND PHOTO BY SHAZMYN ALI/UNSPLASH
Diverse, empowering and groundbreakingly raw, the Sports Illustrated 2021 Swimsuit (@si_swimsuit) issue expresses true beauty in the utmost pivotal form.
To celebrate the annual launch, models gathered at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel for an elaborate, festivity-filled excursion. Kicking off the weekend filled with live entertainment at the SI Swimsuit Garden, the team drew the curtains with a red-carpet event and private concert featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Anitta and Tinashe.
Partygoers enjoyed two days’ worth of beauty by BABOR and bites by Popeyes. Featuring three covers, idols of modern-day culture and symbols of strength, Megan Thee Stallion, Leyna Bloom and Naomi Osaka were all honored as faces of the iconic issue. “If there’s one thing that our cover models have in common, it’s that they don’t have one thing in common,” said Editor-in-Chief MJ Day.