This week: the delightfully named Sunny Bippus on the cover of the 1966 issue.
Sunny was one of just two models in the issue that year, and a one-hit wonder at that.
There is one problem with Modelinia's countdown. The 50th anniversary issue will be in 2014, not 2013.
I fell victim to this faulty reasoning too. 2013 will bring the 50th swimsuit issue, making it the 49th anniversary. If 1989 was the 25th anniversary, the 50th will be in 2014.
I'm sure it will be cleared up eventually, right?
Speaking of the 25th Anniversary issue, it had a nice little profile of Sunny.
"Even in her modeling days, Margaret Caroline Bippus, known as Sunny, was more than just a pretty face. The photographers and art directors with whom she worked in the 1960s quickly learned that she was also a good sport. Hence, they threw her from airplanes, submerged her in swamps and perched her on precipices wearing everything from swimsuits to ball gowns."
Sounds like a predecessor for Stacey Williams, who mentions in this clip, (2:35) "I always joke, if there's a shot, you know, that involves danger or torture, it's usually mine."