10 Swimsuit Models Who Showed Off Their Beach Bods on SHAPE
Model, athlete, and actress Gabrielle Reece has appeared on the cover of SHAPE not once, not twice, but six times! The world-famous volleyball player is known for being healthy and fit, so we weren't surprised when her latest career venture, Gabby Reece 360, an online fitness portal for women, took off!
Australian beauty Elle MacPherson graced the cover of SHAPE in July 2000. The Fashion Star host and supermodel recently sat down with SHAPE again to talk about her go-to healthy secrets. Find out more here!
Supermodel Christie Brinkley is probably most famous for appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated three consecutive times and for being married to Billy Joel, but she also graced the cover of SHAPE in August 1983. Click here to see what Brinkley looks like today!
Another SHAPE favorite! Swimsuit model Marisa Miller has appeared on the cover of SHAPE eight times over the years (even more than Gabrielle Reece), the last of which was in February 2011.
Former supermodel and reality TV star Niki Taylor graced the cover of SHAPE in June 1996 at age 22. Since then, Taylor has gone on to appear on hit reality TV series including The Celebrity Apprentice and Make Me a Supermodel, as well as launch her own line of cosmetics.
Stunning supermodel Petra Nemcova was SHAPE's cover girl in June 2004. Just months later, Nemcova found herself in the spotlight again after surviving the December 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand and killed her then-fiancee, photographer Simon Atlee. Since then, Nemcova has dedicated her life to charity, donating millions of dollars and starting her own organization called the Happy Hearts Fund.
Before she was Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, she was just Rebecca Romijn, and she was a model who appeared on the runway next to the likes of Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Linda Evangelista. Now, she's making a name for herself as an actress, appearing in shows like Ugly Betty and the X-Men films.
Dubbed the consummate "model-turned-mogul," Kathy Ireland is most well-known for appearing on Sports Illustrated's most popular cover of the Swimsuit Edition in 1984. After that, she was featured in the issue consecutively for 13 years, ending her run in 1996.
Since then, Ireland has acted, written books, launched her own clothing lines, and founded her own marketing and design firm, Kathy Ireland Worldwide.
One of the only models to grace more than 500 magazine covers worldwide, Christy Turlington has been called the "greatest model of all time." How does one win that honor? We're guessing it's not by sitting at home on the couch. Turlington reportedly relies on yoga to stay looking and feeling healthy and fit.
Josie Maran broke into the modeling world as a fresh-faced 17-year-old. Like most of the models on this list, she's appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition multiple times. Maran also made an appearance on Dancing with the Stars in 2007, but she and partner Alec Mazo were the first couple voted off.
Today, Maran owns a line of environmentally-friendly cosmetics and lives in Hawaii with her boyfriend, photographer Ali Alborzi.