When They WereRookies
This is an article from the Feb. 16, 2007 issue
SI recalls yourfavorite Swimsuit models as you may have forgotten them. For a gallery of theirrookie shots, go to SI.com/classicrookies
|How do models fit in?||First album you purchased||First concert you attended||Rock star you'd like to meet||Pro athlete you'd like to meet||Gnarls Barkley is ...||Britney Spears is ...||K-Fed is ...||What you dreamed of growing up to be at age 10|
|MARISA MILLER||Unplugged, Nirvana||Boyz II Men. I was in the seventh grade||Jimi Hendrix. He was so original and had this insane style||Joe Calzaghe. He's a boxer from the U.K. I'm really into boxing||I don't know a lot about him||In need of some privacy||Dreaming that he'll be the next Eminem||A sports broadcaster|
|BAR REFAELI||Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette||Michael Jackson, about 10 years ago. My brother took me||Alanis Morissette. She really feels what she's||Lance Armstrong. So inspiring||A great rapper||A phenomenon. Everyone is intrigued by what she does||Who cares?||A professional skydiver. I was kind of a tomboy|
|JESSICA WHITE||I'm Your Baby Tonight, Whitney Houston||Janet Jackson. I went with an old friend about five years ago||Whitney Houston. I've always loved her, she has this aura||Lisa Leslie. She's a very empowering woman||A great band with the No. 1 downloaded song||A talented young lady||Britney's ex-husband||A ballet dancer|
|BROOKLYN DECKER||Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt||Spice Girls. I was 10; I sported blonde pigtails like Baby Spice||Dave Matthews. I just worship him||Brett Favre. I want to see him play another year||Innovative and has a way to appeal to your grandmother||Preparing for a comeback||Everything I personally don't want in a man||The first female president but an actress on the side|
|SELITA EBANKS||Very Necessary, Salt-N-Pepa||Usher. I actually just went to my first concert||Chaka Khan. I just love all her music and her energy||Muhammad Ali. He demanded attention and respect||Hot and gifted||A little confused||A hustler||A lawyer|
|ALINE NAKASHIMA||Phrenology, The Roots||Moby, a couple of years ago in S√£o Paulo||Jack Johnson. I really like that chill-out type of music||Ronaldinho. I love soccer, and he's the best in the world||I'm not sure||Loved by the paparazzi||Who cares?||A dance teacher|
|TORI PRAVER||The Sign, Ace of Base||The Beach Boys. My mom took me when I was real little||Bob Marley. He was such an artist||I've met him: BJ Penn. An ultimate fighter and my boyfriend||Two people, not one||Talked about way too much||That guy who says something crude when you walk by||A whale trainer at Sea World|
|ANA PAULA ARAUJO||Nevermind, Nirvana||U2. I saw them in S√£o Paulo in 1997 and am still a big fan||Elvis Presley. Everything about him was amazing||Ali. He's a very courageous man||I'm not sure||A little lost right now||The opposite of Britney in terms of popularity and success||A judge|
Where do SI'smodels fall on the big questions of the day? Find out at SI.com/swimpop. Here'sa teaser
SI got thelowdown on its models' favorite downloads
>> Forplaylists of all of this year's models, go to SI.com/swimmusic.
Swimsuit bySauvage by Elizabeth Southwood
#41 DAVE MATTHEWSBAND
Where the StreetsHave No Name U2
Eleanor Rigby THEBEATLES
Coconut SkinsDAMIEN RICE
Swimsuit by SusanHolmes Swimwear
Can't Stop LovingYou PHIL COLLINS
White LadderDAVID GRAY
African Queen2FACE IDIBIA
Swimsuit byPompei Beach
F-Stop Blues JACKJOHNSON
Sexual HealingBEN HARPER REMIX
Ainda LembroMARISA MONTE
I'm Still in Lovewith You AL GREEN
I Feel for YouCHAKA KHAN
November RainGUNS N' ROSES
No Ordinary LoveSADE
It would haverequired Rambo-like stealth to breach the set of the Miami Beach cover shootwith Beyoncé during the final week of November: SI had Dade County police,Beyoncé's security chief, Terrell, and a few more men in black keeping thingslocked down. (Believe us, you don't want to cross Terrell.) Lucky for you, SIalso sent a video crew to record--and share--everything that happened insidethe yellow tape. Even better, the soundtrack for the bonus footage includes twoBeyoncé tracks from her upcoming B'Day rerelease. So log on to SI.com/beyonceto see firsthand what Swimsuit editor Diane Smith called "a circus--biggerthan anything I've ever seen at a shoot before."
And Even MoreVideo
Behind-the-sceneswith the entire crew of models
Every model.Every shoot. That's what SI.com promises in behind-the-scenes coverage. Inaddition to Beyoncé footage, there are extra helpings of Anne, Brooklyn, Selita(right) and the rest of the 2007 models (in panoramic video) atSI.com/swimvideo. You can see model diaries, guest cameos (a certain footballcoach dropped by at USC) and even Swimsuit bloopers, such as Marisa Miller'stussle with an uncooperative parrot.
A Beautiful Ringto It
Your ringtonescan have more than just a pretty face. Load up with new video
Take yourfavorite swimsuit model anywhere by downloading wallpaper and, for the firsttime, video to your mobile phone (available on Amp'd, Cingular, Sprint and VCast from Verizon Wireless). Choose stills or animated wallpaper of the modelswho appear in the 2007 Swimsuit Issue plus favorites from past years, whilevideos feature individual models from each shoot in this issue. There's even avideo ringtone download (Sprint only) that will post images of Marisa, Bar(right) and other sun-rinsed beauties set to music with each call to your cell.(Remember to answer the phone, please, and not simply stare at it.) "It'sswimsuit models on demand, when you want them and how you want them ," saysStacey Vollman, SI's executive director of business development. Trust us, yourphone will look very good in a bikini. >> For more details, go toSImobile2007.com.
Your chance to bea Swimsuit photo editor
What's the nextbest thing to an SI model's showing up at your home or office? How about freephotos of your Swimsuit Issue favorites delivered straight to your desktop. Youcan customize your mySI application--which enables fans to track the news andscores of their favorite teams--with Swimsuit pictures selected by SI.com photoeditors. That selection includes images of models not only from this year'sSwimsuit Issue but also from the SI.com Swimsuit collection, which has photosfrom as far back as 1995. "We're giving users access to one of the bestassets of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED," says Adam Levine, SI.com's assistantmanaging editor. Admit it: Your workday just got a little better.