Two things are clear when it comes to the 10 hottest bikini fashion models: Women want to be them and men want to be with them. Let's find out who they are.
- Kathy Ireland: Making the cover of the 25th Anniversary Issue of the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue is a pretty good way to make the list of 10 hottest bikini fashion models. It also helps that the 1989 issue was the most popular selling issue of all time.
- Christie Brinkley: Perhaps best known for her marriage to Billy Joel, this blonde beauty appeared on the cover of the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue three times in a row.
- Tyra Banks: Tyra Banks is one of the most versatile women to make the list of 10 hottest bikini fashion models. This 5-foot-10-inch fashion model has appeared in music videos and movies, written a book ("Modelland"), and hosted her own show ("The Tyra Banks Show").
- Marisa Miller: Born in 1978, this American fashion model is known for her appearances in the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue and the Victoria's Secret advertisements. She has also displayed her bikini body in "Vogue".
- Heidi Klum: The first German-born woman to make the list of 10 hottest bikini fashion models, Heidi Klum has appeared on the cover of the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue and as a Victoria's Secret "Angel."
- Rachel Hunter: This tall blonde may be best known for her role as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Real Gilligan's Island," but she first gained recognition by making the cover of the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue. This was followed up with an appearance on the cover of the 1994 "Dream Team" issue, which also featured Elle MacPherson, and Kathy Ireland.
- Cindy Crawford: Known for her distinct mole just above her upper lip, this brown-haired-beauty has made bikinis look amazing in dozens of magazines, including "Maxim" and the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue. She decided a bikini was too inhibiting when she posed nude for "Playboy" in 1988.
- Naomi Campbell: Undoubtedly the only women to make the list of 10 hottest bikini fashion models that can claim to have African American and Chinese ethnicity, Naomi Campbell has appeared in dozens of international fashion magazines. However, most men will remember her from her numerous appearances in the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue from 1990-1999.
- Catrinel Menghia: Born in Romania in 1985, Catrinel Menghia is the only natural red-head to make the list of 10 hottest bikini fashion models. The honor is well deserved. She is sure to be a household name one day and has already appeared in "Sports Illustrated", "FHM", and "Maxim".
- Adriana Lima: Adriana Lima is no stranger to lists. She was named one of "People Magazine's" 100 most beautiful people in the world, one of "FHM's" 100 sexiest women, and one of "Forbes" highest paid and most powerful celebrities. She makes the list of 10 hottest bikini fashion models primarily for her work showing off Victoria's Secret swimsuits.
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