The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover will be coming back yet again later this year. The annual swimsuit issue which started over 50 years ago in 1964 have turned models into supermodels and have launched their careers to great heights. Here are some 13 of the sexiest covers ever.

1. Irina Shayk – Swimsuit Edition 2011

Newly single, we question if Irina Shayk will ever get the cover once more, because she more than deserves it.

2. Tyra Banks – Swimsuit Edition 1996 & 1997

Tyra Banks graces the cover alongside Valeria Mazza back in 1966. She would do another cover but alone this time in 1997.

3. Cheryl Tiegs – Swimsuit Edition 1970 & 1975

Cheryl Tiegs was already super famous before she landed the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover but this cover is definitely something worth checking out.

4. Elle MacPherson – Swimsuit Edition 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994 & 2006

Also known as "The Body", Elle Macpherson has scored the all-time record of five covers.

5. Paulina Porizkova – Swimsuit Issue 1984-1985

Swimsuits were getting tinier by the 1980s, and Paulina Porizkova landed the cover in 1984 and 1985 making her the second woman to be featured twice consecutively after Christie Brinkley.

6. Petra Nemcova – Swimsuit Edition 2003

Petra Nemcova was hot on the scene for a while before she sort of sizzled out, though no one knows the reason for that.

7. Christie Brinkley – Swimsuit Edition 1979, 1980 & 1981

To this day, Christie Brinkley still looks just as good as she did back then, and she's already 60 now.

8. All-Star Sports Illustrated Cover – Model Beach Party

Featuring models like Elle Macpherson, Veronica Varekova, Rebecca Romijin, RAchel Hunter, Daniela Pestova, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy and Yamila Diaz, this cover had a lot going for it.

9. Maria Joao – Swimsuit Edition 1978

Maria Joao may not have continued her modeling career after the 1978 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover but thankfully she passed on some of her good genes to actress Jordana Brewster.

10. Brooklyn Decker – Swimsuit Edition 2010

Brooklyn Decker scored the cover in 2010 yet again, and this wouldn't be her first time, in fact in would be her fifth. Certainly not an easy task.

11. Babette Beatty – Swimsuit Issue #1

Babette Beatty started it all in the first issue ever.

12. Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen – 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition

Many people were wondering just when would Nina Agdal headline the cover, and it looks like she had to share it with 2 other hot models - Victoria's Secret Lily Adridge and resident SI model Chrissy Teigen.

13. Kate Upton – Swimsuit Edition 2012-2013

Kate Upton got famous when she scored the insert of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition in 2011, but nothing less than a cover shot after that of course.