The lady who won the honor of top cover spanning 50 years of publishing a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is — NOT Kate Upton! –

It’s Kathy Ireland!


Kathy Ireland Sports Illustrated Greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover In 50 Years IS:

Kathy Ireland covered the winning cover in 1989. Steven Tyler presented the award to her for some reason during the “Sports Illustrated: 50 Years of Beautiful” event, which is apparently a thing that is televised.