2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

 |  February 15, 2012

It has been an annual publishing institution in the magazine industry since 1964 — one that singlehandedly attached fashion legitimacy to the bikini. The 2012 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition showcases eighteen of 2011′s best and brightest including favorites like Bar Refaeli, Cintia Dicker and Natalie Gulbis, along with fresh faces like Crystal Renn, Michelle Vawer and Nina Agdal. And of course the cover is graced by current it-girl Kate Upton as shot in Sydney, Australia. Every guy needs a model in their life…