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So anyone have any idea the lineup of models to appear in SI this yr? I know that it stated Marisa Miller (Former SI Model) would be hosting the ceremony or whatever its called so I take it she isn't in it. Anyone know about Ana Beatriz Barros or Isabeli Fontana? I'm hoping they will be in it.

I've told Neo this and will tell everyone else now, I would sooooooo love an all Brazilian SI Edition. Could you imagine Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana BB, Isabeli, Ana Hickmann...Man oh man that would be the best issue ever.

K well high on pain meds now so going to try and do more posts before I fall asleep LOL :)

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here's the PERFECT lineup:

the theme is Polynesia. . . the shoots all take place on islands like Bora Bora, Moorea, Palau, Tuk, etc etc.

Models --

Cover = Gisele, Karolina and Adriana. - that way you get all three huge looks right now, the dark brazilian look, the golden look, and the blonde bombshell look. PLUS, its the 3 most famous models on earth right now. . . .AND none of them have appeared in a previous SI issue, and all have fantastic bodies to sport teeny tiny bikinis.

inside = whoever. i don't really care other than those three (though i'd really like to see Ale make an appearance). . . . . BUUUT ------- there should be a "SI favourites" section with Heidi Klum, Eva Herzigova, Tyra Banks, Laetitia Casta and Daniela Pestova. (wishful thinking . . .i KNOW but one can wish can't he????)

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There are, it seems, subscribers who dislike Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.

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Opponents of the SI swimsuit issue do not want the magazine delivered to their homes.

They do not want to see it and they certainly do not want it sent to them.

They view the sensuous lounging of supermodels in expensive bikinis as alien to the mission of a weekly sports magazine.

The anti-swimsuit-issue backlash never developed into a mass movement of anti-bikinists burning the special winter edition in protest. But there have been letters, more in the past than now, saying that the pictorials objectify women.

And occasionally, there have been demonstrations outside the magazine's office building in Manhattan. But now the magazine is inviting subscribers to say "no thanks" to Veronica Varekova, Carolyn Murphy and other models, including the one who will be the winner of a new reality show, NBC's "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search."

The headline on a small box in two recent issues read "If You Don't Want the Swimsuit Issue." The notice provided a phone number (1-866-228-1175) for subscribers to request that the issue not be mailed to them. Those who make the request will have their subscriptions extended by one issue.

Terry McDonell, the managing editor of Sports Illustrated, said: "It's my third swimsuit issue and I wanted to flag this, because I think it's a good policy. I was thinking that if a family doesn't want this coming into their house, with six boys between the ages of 7 and 11, we should show them that it's our responsibility."

The policy for the swimsuit issue has been quietly in effect for decades. McDonell said the decision to make the offer explicit for the 42nd annual issue was not a reaction to a more conservative climate.

"That's the last message I'd want to send," he said. "This is about good manners."

Art Berke, a spokesman for the magazine, said, "Over time, the indications were that people didn't realize there was this policy, so we felt it was important to do it."

For most of the issue's history, which dates to 1964, the swimsuit layouts were featured prominently within regular issues of Sports Illustrated. The first stand-alone swimsuit edition was published in 1989 and became a permanent annual event in 1997.

The invitation to swap models in string bikinis for an extra issue of bats, rackets, Steve Rushin and Rick Reilly has clearly emboldened the magazine's readers. So far, 25,829 paid subscribers, out of Sports Illustrated's total of 3.2 million, or 0.8 percent, have asked not to receive the swimsuit issue.

Last year, when the policy was not spelled out on the magazine's letters page, 21,065 subscribers chose not to receive the special edition, which sold 1.56 million issues on newsstands.

Subscribers receive the swimsuit issue free; newsstand buyers pay $5.99. Subscribers still have time to say no to bikinis and one-piece swimsuits: McDonell plans one more notification before the issue reaches newsstands Feb. 15.

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So, there are men who bought a subscription to a sports magazine to read about..sports.

I don't have any objections to the Swimsuit issue, but if a guy wants to skip that one I don't see what's the big deal about it. If I could skip Cosmo's guy issue I would.

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