Ronda Rousey is featured on one of three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers wearing nothing but body paint.
SI announced the news during a TV special Saturday night. This is the first time in history that the bikini-clad issue will have three different models and three different covers.
“Every single woman that is booked for this magazine is cover worthy,” MJ Day, an SI editor, said in a statement. “The collective beauty in the magazine is overwhelming.”
“The three covers of Hailey, Ronda and Ashley celebrate the new SI Swimsuit. All three women are beautiful, sexy and strong.”
Day called Rousey a “cultural phenomenon.” (RELATED: Emily Ratajkowski Flaunts Her Cleavage On The Red Carpet)
“She is the perfect combination of beauty, brains, brawn and humility. She possesses a spirit bigger than the space around her, and it is both infectious and inspiring. She’s a Phoenix, as fiery and beautiful as any mythical creature ever depicted.”
Hailey Clauson and Ashley Graham are the two models featured on the other covers. (PHOTOS: Nude Photos Of Charlotte McKinney Surface On Instagram In Huge Hack)
“Hailey Clauson is the definition of a modern bombshell,” Day continued. “Learn a little about her and you’ll appreciate her beauty even more. Even as unsettling as her beauty can be, one minute in her company and you’ll feel like you’ve known her for years.” (RELATED: Through The Years: All The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covers)
Graham made headlines recently after she became the first plus size model to make the swimsuit issue.
“Ashley Graham is a sultry, feminine masterpiece,” Day said.
“I dare you not to stare at her. Ashley commands your attention in her photographs. She owns her sexiness in a way that every woman should. Her confidence is contagious.” (RELATED: This Plus Size Woman Just Landed A Spot In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)