With the launch of our 2015 edition right around the corner, we've been nostalgically flipping through old issues and noticed a (beautiful) reoccurring theme—Bar Refaeli. From her 2007 rookie shoot in Jamaica to her sports-star-studded studio shoot in 2012, Bar has become a icon here at SI Swimsuit, and we couldn't be happier about it. 

So as we daydream of warmer weather and beaches worthy of your desktop screen saver, we invite you to sit back and enjoy a little Throwback Thursday action featuring this Swim Legend

Because, for no reason in particular, we just wanted to show Bar some love. That's right, we didn't think you would mind. 

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A look at Bar's 2009 cover shoot:

2009
Bar Refaeli's SI Swimsuit Cover Shoot

 
BONUS: A throwback to yesterday, when Bar decided to make all of our Twitter dreams come true.
 

 


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Bar Refaeli, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, earns this week's illustrious SwimDaily Throwback Thursday commendation