Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Top Swimsuit Models of All Time




Post by Sharon 

There's something about the start of a new year that gets one geared up for getting in shape to hit a beach - whether on vacation or when late springtime arrives. 

As I had once modeled swimsuits, I tend to want to grab the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and get up to date on what's up with the swimsuit modeling world, as well as being inspired for the daily workouts, and imagining being on a warm beach or yacht somewhere.

Here's some of my favorite top swimsuit models of all time and their modeling stats to keep things realistic about size comparisons and about stresses on aging flawlessly once you're known for your body  - 


Elle McPherson 
6'0 tall, 126 pounds

In her modeling days 

Now

I have always loved Elle. She is a free spirit, huge smile, easygoing attitude, and sporty lanky body. Some of my favorite shots she did were with a cowboy hat on the beach. Now, that's rocking the bikini!


Kathy Ireland
5'10" tall and 132 pounds

In her modeling days

Kathy broke the mold on swimsuit modeling. She made curves and athletic physique the rage! She was like a jock turned model and a very girl-next-door feel. 



Christie Brinkley 
5'9" tall and 141 pounds

in her modeling days 

Christie was the quintessential California girl with a huge toothy smile and thick blond hair. With her curvy body that men admired, she created an ideal for what women wanted to be like and men considered ideal. 

now


Cheryl Tiegs
5'10" tall and 123 pounds

in her modeling days

Cheryl had this long long long body that made her ideal as a swimsuit model. Her beauty was off the charts and pretty much established her as a swimsuit model and a top selling poster. 

now



Kate Upton
5'10" tall and 143 pounds

in her recent heyday

Kate is just so playful and adorable and by swimsuit standards, she's a "large" model. You ask any red-blooded male if she's got too much flesh, they will laugh. Kate is just right! If only we had more healthy examples. 


Now




Carol Alt
5'11" tall and 128 pounds

in her heyday 

Carol could be smoldering sexy or cute-e-pie girl-next-door. The dark eyes/light eyes combo is impossible to be anything but gorgeous, and her lanky body created willowy poses that set a standard for grace. 

 now



Brooke Burke
5'7" tall and 112 pounds

in her heyday

By modeling standards, Brooke was too short and a bit too curvy, but this lady entered the field through the rise of the Internet to become a sensation before magazines even knew of her, as one of the most downloaded bodies out there. 


now


Of course, we have to keep in perspective that these ladies are in the public eye and paid to spend their time and resources on keeping their body in shape instead of their accounting math skills, nursing acumen, or legal prowess.
For now, we can admire the inspiration they give us as we sweat and deprive ourselves to get beach ready.



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