Miss Universe in 2012, Olivia Culpo, named as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue Cover Model
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock will share the 2020’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which was unveiled Monday morning [7/13/2020]. This is the first cover for Culpo, 28, Sanders, 29, and Bock, 27, E! News reported. The trio was photographed in November by veteran Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photographer Yu Tsai in Bali.
In addition, the women will each appear in their own individual covers [pictured left].
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo has built an influential platform and garnered millions of followers on Instagram, a space that she has used as a launching pad for many successful projects. Most recently, in response to COVID-19, Culpo created MoreThanAMask. The company is a line of fashion face coverings, and 100% of the proceeds go to Feeding America. Culpo’s résumé is endless. She is an advocate, fashion designer, actress, entrepreneur—and now an SI Swimsuit cover model.
“Olivia Culpo is one of the hardest working people in the industry. I have never seen her give anything less than 200% toward whatever goal she sets for herself. Her accomplishments speak to that and are vast and impressive,” MJ Day, the editor of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, says. “It gives me great joy to celebrate such an exemplary professional and hardworking individual whose unapologetic enthusiasm will shine from the cover of our magazine. We are excited to have Olivia represent our brand in a way that celebrates the multifaceted women who pursue their dreams and fill the pages of our issue.”