Have you ever sat down to think what catches the eye about a fashion magazine? Bikini models like Hunter McGrady made a debut after hitting the headline for being the curviest woman ever. Most of these swimsuit models began from a humble beginning and worked through a bikini model agency. Their efforts paid off since they were patient throughout the journey. The following are the most renowned swimsuit models:

• Elle Macpherson

She was born in Sydney, Australia. She had the privilege of appearing on the cover of swimsuit five times. Elle Macpherson is not only a model but also a TV host and actress. She was nicknamed “The body” after an issue that made a debut.

• Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland homeland is Glendale. She has been a swimsuit model for 12 years. Before she became a model, she worked at a paper route. Her 1989 swimsuit cover is arguably the best one to date.

• Kate Upton

Kate was a swimsuit model for 3 years. In 2011, she emerged the winner of Swimsuit Rookie. The first Antarctica cover shoot took place in 2013. She was featured in the movie “The other woman” that featured Leslie Mann and Nicki Minaj.

• Tyra Banks

Born in Inglewood, California. Tyra Banks was a swimsuit model for five years. Tyra Banks joined modelling at age 15. In the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, she played alongside Will Smith as his girlfriend. She was the first African-American to be featured in 1996 and 1997 for swimsuit cover. Not only did she host America’s Next Top Model but also her own show Tyra Banks show. Tyra is multi-talented and has since been featured in a couple of films, music videos and shows.

• Heidi Klum

Her hometown is West Germany. Klum was a swimsuit model for 8 years. She has managed to be a successful designer, businesswoman, TV producer and model. She appeared on the 1998 cover of swimsuit issue. At age 19, she began her modelling journey and this is after winning a national contest. Klum was chosen as a Judge for America’s Got Talent.

• Cheryl Tiegs

This beautiful woman was born in Breckenridge. Tiegs has been featured on three swimsuit covers. She was the first model to be considered as a supermodel. Due to her popularity, she was featured in mainstream magazine.

• Brooklyn Decker

Decker, a Kettering native. She got her first debut in 2006. With her gorgeous body, she can’t miss out on our swimsuit model countdown. Brooklyn Decker is a trendsetter. She has been featured in a number of covers.

• Irina Shayk

At age 31, Irina Shayk was born in Yemanzhelinsk. She is a Russian model, has green eyes and brown hair. She made her first appearance in 2007. Irina was awarded for the international recognition of the face of Intimissimi lingerie. Formerly, the award was given to Ana Barros. Irina was in the cover magazine for three years. Shayk was the first Russian model to be featured on 2011 cover.
Summer is the best time to bask in the rays of the sun. Get tips on what to wear to the beach from some of the listed swim suit models. You may not rock it the same way they did, but you can find something that fits your body size well, and look hot!