Saturday 23 February 2019

Did Emily Ratajkowski land the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue?

Actress Emily Ratajkowski enters the Sirius XM Studios on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski enters the Sirius XM Studios on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Model Emily Ratajkowski attends the 11th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Emily Ratajkowsk of Gone Girl and Triona's neighbour.
Get them on ya: Emily Ratajkowski and Robin Thicke in ‘Blurred Lines’
Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski with her mother Kathleen Balgley in Cork
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Emily Ratajkowski is said to be the favourite for this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover.

The model caught people's attention with her curves when she appeared topless in the uncensored version of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video in 2013.

Since then she's moved into acting, playing the girlfriend of Ben Affleck in Gone Girl.

Read more: Emily Ratajkowski on feminism: ‘I wear what I want, sleep with who I want, and dance how I want’

Emily Ratajkowsk of Gone Girl and Triona's neighbour.
Emily Ratajkowsk of Gone Girl and Triona's neighbour.

And now she could be about to land a huge gig, with insiders claiming she's a favourite for this year's cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

“Emily is the biggest buzz overall right now,” a source told New York Daily News' Confidenti@l.

But it looks like the 23-year-old has some competition in the form of 19-year-old model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid and Hannah Davis, 24.

"Gigi seems to be the ‘It’ girl of the moment and Hannah had a big last couple of years,” the source added.

Gigi Hadid for Sports Illustrated
Gigi Hadid for Sports Illustrated

Read more: 10 Things to know about fashion's new 'It girl' Gigi Hadid

All three beauties have appeared in Sports Illustrated issues in the past. According to the insider, the company has been "grooming" the girls and making sure to promote them all over through bookings, events and shoots over the past year.

Gigi has made her mark on the fashion industry over the past few months, landing big jobs as the face of Maybelline and Guess' latest campaign girl and winning Model of the Year at The Daily Front Row's fashion awards earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Hannah has modelled for the likes of Victoria's Secret, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi's. She also appeared on the inset of 2013's Swimsuit issue, which was covered by Kate Upton for the second year running.

Swimsuit: 2014 Issue: Cook Islands
Group - Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen
Beach/Rarotonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand
10/29/2013
CREDIT: James Macari for Sports Illustrated
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Swimsuit: 2014 Issue: Cook Islands Group - Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen Beach/Rarotonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand 10/29/2013 CREDIT: James Macari for Sports Illustrated **********RESTRICTION***************************************************************** North American usage only for 12 weeks, ending May 31, 2014; credit: James Macari for Sports Illustrated; caption must include the words "on sale February 18. For use in North America only. No international use permitted. Use for promotion of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Issue.

The front of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue always causes a huge stir. Last year Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge shared the honour, with 22-year-old Kate on the flipside cover.

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