Bikini Sunday – 1990s SI Swimsuit Covers

Acadia Einstein

You might already be a fan of Friday 90s but are you a fan of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue?  Tyra Banks got the cover two years in a row (and mentions it on every episode of “America’s Next Top Model”) and most of the rest of the decade SI apparently had to balance it out by picking blonde white chicks.  Oh Kathy Ireland, you were the bridge between Northern Europe and Africa.  Which is odd since Ireland is nowhere near Northern Europe or Africa.  Crazy world.

So since that you have your heads all filled with Kate Upton jumping rope during an earthquake for the past year we thought we might bring you some blasts from the past to shake things up.  heh. shake.   We have a somewhat new design and thought we would celebrate by encouraging you to vote for your favorite in the comments.  Who was the queen of the 90s?  YOU DECIDE!  Oh, and if you also decide to research what they look like now, I would recommend against it.  Time affects everyone.


I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. Angie Potter
    Angie PotterReply
    December 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I’m a have to go with Vendela. She looks a little mean. Which is hot.

    And I am *not* doing Cher, she’s old enough to be my grandmother.

    • Acadia
      December 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Just do her.

  2. Acadia
    December 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Tyra Banks is awesome

  3. Eva Halloween
    December 3, 2012 at 7:14 am

    That second Tyra Banks cover wins every contest ever.

  4. Alex
    December 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

    My personal favorite was Stacey Williams, though I don’t guess she ever made the cover:

    • Eva Halloween
      December 4, 2012 at 1:18 am

      Holy boobies.

      • alex
        December 4, 2012 at 1:39 am

        Interestingly, those were my exact words when I first saw her pics at the ripe old age of 22 or so.

  5. Cornmeal
    December 3, 2012 at 11:28 pm


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