Once again, Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue has arrived and as expected the issue is boasting some of the hottest models in the land. And though this year’s issue is light on black models, two familiar faces are representing black beauty and, of course, boobs, butts and bikinis for the magazine.
First up is veteran Ariel Meredith. This is the third non-consecutive year that the Louisiana stunner has appeared in SI’s Swimsuit Issue, and this time around Meredith traveled to Spain to show off the season’s best bikinis, as well as her ample curves.
And besides showing off her stuff in swim wear, Meredith also stripped down completely for the body paint section of the issue, in which Tyra Banks’ famous first SI cover was recreated with fellow model Nina Agdal.
And not to be outdone by Meredith, Nigerian-American model Adaora Akubilo traveled to Namibia and worked all of her curves for a spread – pun intended – shot in the deserts of the African nation. This is her second year in a row posing for the sexy swimsuit issue.
We must say, we definitely approve of both models being in SI and, thankfully, they’re not the only black women who’ve done so. Check out some of SI’s best black beauties below. – nicholas robinson