02.15.07 11 years ago 11 Comments

Yesterday while everyone was going wild over Beyoncé's SI cover, I chose — wisely, I believe — to focus on Marisa Miller instead. But what of the other swimsuit models, particularly the stellar rookie class? Do they not also deserve a post? Well, of course they do.

I've spent a couple hours today researching SI's Swimsuit 2007, and when I saw the 400th picture of a model with a guitar, I finally figured out that it was a music-themed issue, which explains Beyoncé. And the photo shoots in Nashville and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And the model + musician photos. And the band tee shirt body paint. Basically, I'm not exactly Philip Marlowe when models are present.

So, just for fun, here are some more pics. I won't go so far as to call the selected photos "editor's picks," although Bar Refaeli [#2] and Irina [#6] share Rookie of the Year honors, with Tori Praver [#4] getting a nod for Best Playlist. Because trying to find the hottest picture over there is like scooping up freshly fallen snow and saying, "Which snowflake is prettier? This one, or this one?" …and then masturbating with the snow.

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