Tuesday, May 31, 2011

National Tennis Month: Ana Ivanovic, 2010

We end National Tennis Month with Ana Ivanovic.TRIVIA: Like fellow tennis player/swimsuit model Anna Kournikova, Ana has inspired a song. “Hurricane Ana” is the creation of Serbian rapper Filip Filipi (aka “Sin”).
Opening lyric:
“They should name a hurricane after her.”

Turns out, they’ve tried to do just that. Six times.

(The song doesn’t seem to have any tennis in it whatsoever, but it does reference Donatella Versace, Islam, stocks and bonds, pelican migration, the songs of Elvis Presley and Sade, and “The Lion King.”)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cameron Russell

Dream Rotation

SI.com recently posted a photo gallery of “First Pitches by Models and Actresses.” The gallery features six SI swimsuit girls.Here we have Marisa Miller, Monika Schnarre, Kathy Ireland, Hilary Rhoda, Alicia Hall, and Anna Kournikova. (Though I have to say, listing Anna Kournikova as a “model,” especially in a Sports Illustrated photo gallery, seems a little disrespectful. And during National Tennis Month, too! For shame, SI.)

Marisa is pitching at Wrigley Field, and Hilary is at U.S. Cellular. That’s one SI model per Chicago baseball team. Who will be the tiebreaker?Cubs win.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Fernanda and Ana

On this day in 1981, Brazil gave us the stunning Fernanda Motta.The world demanded an encore, so exactly one year later, Brazil gave us the sultry Ana Beatriz Barros.When SI assembled seven Brazilian models in 2007, the two birthday girls found their way into the same picture a few times.Parabéns, moças.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yulia Kharlapanova

Barbara Palvin – Calzedonia Summer 2011

National Tennis Month: Tatiana Golovin, 2009

The 2009 tennis trio wraps up with Russian Tatiana Golovin.Have they found a new career in swimsuit modeling? Probably not, according to this video:

Which would you rather be doing, modeling or playing tennis?

I think playing tennis.

Playing tennis.

Of course, tennis.

Fair enough. We’ll make do with Maria von Hartz, Daniela Pestova, and… We’ll have to find another Tatiana. Thank you, ladies.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Some Love for Damaris Lewis

Poor rabid basketball fan Damaris Lewis.She had two teams she was rooting for eliminated from the playoffs in quick succession. So let’s cheer her up.

It’s safe to say that most people who find their way to this blog have probably seen this video of Kate Upton doing the Dougie.I am an old man, and I have no idea what the Dougie is. But Kate is adorable doing it, and if I had to make a prediction here and now, I’d say she’s the one to beat for the 2012 cover.

BUT: Damaris is unjustly overlooked. Her reactions in this video are visions of unfettered joy. The delight she exhibits at watching Kate is infectious, and it is a huge part of what makes the video so enjoyable, whether you realize it or not.

She’s a gorgeous girl with a fun personality (she gives good Twitter). So let us enjoy a luscious photo from each of the three years she’s been in SI.



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One-Piece Wednesday: Molly Sims, 2003

The one bad thing about featuring Molly Sims (38 today) on One-Piece Wednesday is you can't see her magnificent abs. Seriously, you could chop onions on her stomach.I'll have to feature that tummy another day. Happy birthday, Molly!