By Rebecca Shore
November 07, 2013

Kate "No Fear" Upton, 2013 :: Derek Kettela/SI Kate "No Fear" Upton, 2013 :: Derek Kettela/SI

Excerpted from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful :

IMPROBABLE POSES | The Things We Made Them Do:

"Would you hold onto this monkey? Climb up that tree? Lie down among these bananas?" Requests that less playful or courageous folks would have denied, these models embraced. That will-do spirit led to journeys of fancy, delight and, as ever, beauty.

Flip through the gallery below for a selection of photos from the book and never-before-seen images from the most outrageous shoots in Swimsuit history. Stay tuned for more exclusive sneak peeks from 50 Years of Beautiful over the next few weeks.





Find more exclusive photos, anecdotes, and excerpts from 50 Years of Beautiful here and here


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