Sports Illustrated made the world a little more beautiful with its 2013 Swimsuit Edition, sending gorgeous models across the globe for photo shoots in locations ranging from the Easter Islands to China and Australia. Matter of fact, the backdrops in these photos are almost as sexy as the models themselves. Almost. Keep clicking to enjoy the best pictures from the 2013 SI Swimsuit Edition.
Los Angeles native Alyssa Miller chills out on a beach in Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Melbourne, Florida's Kate Upton rocks a body paint bikini in Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Nigerian model Adaora Akubilo traveled to Namibia for her second Swimsuit Edition appearance.
Russia's own Irina Shayk takes a stroll in Seville, Spain.
Also admiring the sights in Seville is Houston's Julie Henderson.
The Easter Islands have never looked better as Utah native Chrissy Tegan takes a dip.
Soviet-born Anne Vyalitsnya visits Guilin, Guangxi Province, China.
New Yorker Emily DiDonato is far from home as she admires the dunes in Namibia.
Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, Ariel Meredith lounges in a boat in Seville.
Brazilian model Cintia Dicker spots something in Namibia.
Australia's Jessica Gomes admires the architecture in Guangxi Province.
The water looks fine as South Africa's Genevieve Morton perches on a rock in Great Barrier Reef.
Denmark's Nina Agdal also scopes the sights in Great Barrier Reef.
Guangxi Province suits U.S. Virgin Islands native Hannah Davis just fine.
Canadian Kate Bock breaks protocol and ditches her swimsuit on Easter Island.
Whether in her native South Africa or on a beach in Australia, Natasha Barnard commands attention.
Costa Rica's Jessica Perez looks good anywhere, including Easter Island.