Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Rookies

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Rookies

The 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers have been released and all three of them feature model Kate Upton topless, marking her third time appearing on the cover of the issue. The theme of this issue is body diversity and age inclusion. In an interview with People, SI Swim editor MJ Day talked about cover girl Upton, saying: Kate is the woman who launched a thousand ships and changed the direction of the industry just by being on the cover of Swimsuit. She’s developed a passionate voice about it, advocates for it, and has come under harsh criticism for it. But she maintains you should love your body and celebrate who you are and not try to change for anyone. In this year's edition of SI Swim, there are seven rookie models in the mix. Check out Danielle Herrington, Vita Sidorkina, Bianca Balti, Kelly Gale, Lais Ribeiro, Myla Dalbesio, and Mia Kang in our rookies gallery. (Instagram/LaisRibeiro)