Okay, what goes best with a sizzling SI Swimsuit VIP BBQ at a posh hotel in marvelous Miami Beach?
The answer is quite simple, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models, of course!
And that was the glamorous scene at Wednesday evening’s 1 Hotel along the pristine beachfront– models and celebrities lining the red carpet, all 24, in fact. They had gathered in South Beach to celebrate SI’s 2016 Swimsuit issue featuring three models on three separate covers celebrating all body types. This is a major first for the iconic magazine.
Lovelies like Hannah Davis, Chanel Iman, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham, Samantha Hoopes, Erin Heatherton and a very pregnant Chrissy Tiegen were all present to promote the SI issue and their gorgeous swimsuit photo spreads. Lucky fans who received exclusive VIP tickets got to mingle with the ladies and see these tall, slender beauties up close.
The models all looked amazing, which is no surprise and wore various leggy fashions like lace rompers, semi sheer maxi dresses, cut-out sheaths, off the shoulder minis , two-piece cropped sets and sexy stilettos. The hairstyles ranged from Lily’s double-plaited crown to Hannah’s high, cascading ponytail and Samantha’s golden, long beach-y waves. Talk about letting your hair down, ladies!
Model Nina Agdal perhaps said it perfectly to CBS4 News: “This issue is all about confidence and beauty and it’s beyond size. There is no size on women. There’s no size on beautiful. And SI is stepping up the game and showing people we can’t judge on that.”
Wiz Khalifa wrapped up the evening entertaining guests with a late night, rooftop concert.