For the first time ever, this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will come out in May, instead of February. 

By Swim Daily Staff
January 15, 2019

Get ready for the hottest kickoff to summer EVER. 

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is moving to May, and we can promise it's going to be worth the wait. 

"When Sports Illustrated launched SI Swimsuit in 1964, they chose February because back then there was a gap in sports," said SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day. "But now there is no shortage of sports events in winter, so moving the issue to May aligns us perfectly with the joy that comes with the start of summer. I love the way this year’s issue is shaping up – it’s sexy but also shatters perceptions while being an empowering celebration of our incredible models."

This year, we're revealing our models — new and returning — in real time, so you can follow along and catch all the behind-the-scenes action. On Kanagaroo Island in South Australia, we shot Camille Kostek, Hailey Clauson, Olivia Culpo, Samantha Hoopes, Myla Dalbesio and Tara Lynn. And in Costa Rica just last month, we shot Hunter McGrady, Barbara Palvin, Lais Ribiero, Jasmine Sanders, Kate Bock and Danielle Herrington.

Be sure to follow SI Swimsuit on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see where in the world we're headed next! 

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