It's probably the most anticipated issue of the Sports Illustrated magazine and with good reason to. Every year guys and girls (I think they actually look at the swimwear) look forward to the swimsuit edition, to see the bevy of beauty's beauties from around the world, photographed in the most exotic locations, wearing the sexiest of swimwear...well in some of the pictures, they aren't wearing anything at all! It's all done in good taste and that's what makes this issue so popular. Like I said they use girls not only from the USA but around the world. South Africa has had it's fair share of features, from Dominique Piek, Genevieve Morton and making her debut last year,Natasha Barnard. This years issues sees another South African stunner crack the rookie list in Lauren Mellor.
Facebook: Genevieve Morton
This years issue see's Genevieve make her appearance for the 5th time. The B4 - Benoni born blonde bombshell, made her first appearance back in 2010 as a rookie and has since featured in every years issue since. She just oozes sex appeal and is your typical girl next door. She's fun to follow on twitter and has the best instagram account by far! Here are some pictures from her shoot in this years issue.
Facebook: Natasha Barnard
Success seems to follow her where ever she goes and I'm glad because she deserves every bit of it! My good F1 and Golf twitter compadre was born and raised in Witbank Mpumalanga, a proper boere meisie turned superstar. She made a move to Cape Town where she did embark on some modelling but her big break came when she was crowned the face of Wonderbra SA. From there she went on to model for Guess international and thereafter made her debut for Sports Illustrated International in 2013. Her side hobby besides watching F1 and Golf, is wildlife photography, she's got an eye for it and most, if not all her images are truly amazing. It shows that even though she's making it big time in the USA, her heart is still in South Africa.
Facebook: Lauren Mellor
Rookie of the year: VOTE HERE
I'll be honest, I didn't even know the Johannesburg born Mellor was featured this year until Genevieve pointed it out to me last week. Lauren appeared in many local publications such as Top Billing Magazine and FHM before moving to Germany where her career took off. She did a lot of shoots for retail outlets in Europe and England before getting her break as a rookie in this years Swimsuit 2014 issue. She's one of the few that have posed bare in body paint and is in the running for Rookie of the year. So get your votes in for her!