Meet the Women of the 2014 'Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue' Cover

Kate Upton's two-year reign as SI's bikini covergirl has come to an end in favor of a threesome. The coveted cover of this year's swimsuit issue — the 50th anniversary issue to be exact — went to a trio of beach beauties. Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen all grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated issue that has little to do with sports, and, judging by the photo, little to do with swim-wear.[The triple butt shot should have your curiousity, but "Kate Upton in space" will have your attention. (Photo: SI)]

The swimsuit issue cover is something of an honor, both in part because after 50 years, it's become cultural institution and because it's a launchpad to mainstream fame. Kate Upton, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson, and Rebecca Romjin all became household names after landing the cover. So before the 2014 issue hits newsstands next month, let's get to know this year's three covergirls.

Nina Agdal
Age: 21
From: Denmark
Relationship Status: Currently single but has dated the likes of Adam Levine and Max George of the Wanted
Career Achievements: Named Sports Illustrated's "Rookie of the Year" in the 2012 swimsuit issue, has modeled for Victoria's Secret and other high-fashion editorials.
Where you know her from: Agdal made headlines when she took a high school senior to prom after seeing his YouTube plea, but she's probably burned into your memory if you've ever seen this Carl's Jr./Hardee's commercial:

Lily Aldridge
Age: 28
From: Los Angeles, California
Relationship Status: Married to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill
Career Achievements: Has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2010, modeled for everything from Vogue to Cosmo, and made the cover of the SI swimsuit issue in her debut year for the mag.
Where you know her from: If you tune in to the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, then you've seen her:2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway
Chrissy Teigen
Age: 28
From: Delta, Utah
Relationship Status: Married to John Legend
Career Achievements: Was named the SI "Rookie of the Year" in 2010, has modeled for Vogue, Esquire, and other high-end magazines, and has had hosting gigs with E!, Extra, MTV, America's Next Top Model, and Watch What Happens Live.
Where you know her from: Teigen has built a fan following on social media — specifically Twitter on which she has 355,000 followers and has tweeted 45,000 times — thanks to her down-to-earth, jokey personality and some occasional drama. She also starred in Legend's music video for "All of Me."

The question is:
Poll: Who's the hottest 2014 'Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue' covergirl?
Click to vote:
  • Nina Agdal
  • Lily Aldridge
  • Chrissy Teigen
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