Bagging a spot in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit special is a pretty big deal. And this year, we might be seeing a very famous face in there…
The publication always pulls in the big names – Kate Upton, Nina Adgal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen have all bared their gorgeous bodies for the famous swimsuit round-up – but as it won’t hit newsstands until February, it tends to keeps the models’ names under wraps.
However, in the run-up to the release of the 2016 issue, Sports Illustrated has been busy being a massive tease.
Editor MJ Day has taken to her Instagram account to post a series of sexy swimwear snaps, making sure to keep the models’ identities hidden by blanking out the faces or posting a body shot only.
And one post in particular has got everyone talking.
MJ uploaded a photo collage of a particularly stunning model – with her face blacked-out, obv – trying on a whole load of sexy string bikinis.
Dubbing her ‘Rookie #1’, she wrote: ‘I’d say things are looking pretttty good for Rookie #1……. #2016.’
Rumours quickly started flying that the model in question was either Kendall Jenner or Emily Ratajkowski, aka. the two most talked-about models of 2015.
Hmm. Let’s take a look at the evidence. She’s definitely brunette, and boasts a body to-die-for. Okay, that doesn’t really narrow it down.
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And MJ did retweet a picture of Emily at the 2015 Met Gala and call her ‘spectacular’, proving the magazine editor is a big fan of Ratajkowski’s striking looks.
But if you ask us, this lady’s bod looks more like Kendall’s. That stomach teamed with those hips and waist look uncannily similar to her last bikini selfie, no?
It could be one, it could be neither. But either way, we have a feeling that Sports Ilustrated‘s 2016 swimsuit special is going to be a steamy one…