By Andy Gray
February 18, 2013

Kate Upton is the cover girl of this year's swimsuit issue, the 49th in franchise history. The SI cover is one of the highest honors a model can achieve and has been graced by everyone from Cheryl Tiegs to Beyonce. As Upton celebrates her cover, let's look back at some noteworthy swimsuit covers through the years.

GALLERY: SI Swimsuit Covers Through The Years

1965 -- Sue Peterson :: Jay Maisel/SI (1965) Sue Peterson :: Jay Maisel/SI


(1975) Cheryl Tiegs :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI (1975) Cheryl Tiegs :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI


(1985) Paulina Porizkova :: Brian Lanker/SI (1985) Paulina Porizkova :: Brian Lanker/SI


(1997) Tyra Banks :: Brian Lanker/SI (1997) Tyra Banks :: Russell James/SI


(2007) Beyonce :: Cliff Watts/SI (2007) Beyonce :: Cliff Watts/SI

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