The iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has featured several notable athletes over the years.
The 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue was released earlier this summer. Once again, it featured a notable athlete. Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka was on the cover of the 2021 issue, which featured three historic cover models.
Osaka made history as the first Haitian and Japanese woman on the cover of the prominent magazine issue.
Earlier this decade, popular surfer Anastasia Ashley was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. Ashley, now 34, was featured in the magazine in 2014.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit released a behind-the-scenes look at her photoshoot, which can be viewed here.
Ashley has become one of the most-followed athletes on social media. She has more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
Ashley is one of several notable athletes to have posed for the iconic magazine.
You can view Ashley’s full photoshoot here.