Top 20 Swimsuit Models to Look for This Year

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In the world of fashion and models, there comes a wide variety to choose from. So, have you chosen your favorite one? Talking about models and fashion, have you ever wondered who the top swimsuit models are? 

Esti Ginzburg. (Source: Instagram)

In today’s article, you’ll find out who the top swimsuit models are, including a brief introduction about them and their careers.

So, get yourself ready to witness some of the hottest swimsuit models to look forward to this year.

Top 20 Swimsuit Models to Look for this Year

Before we begin, let us know that the models listed here are talented and beautiful, and nobody is less than anyone else. 

Rank Player Name Nationality
1 Kate Upton USA
2 Brooklyn Decker USA
3 Nina Agdel Denmark
4 Emily Ratajkowski UK
5 Marisa Miller USA
6 Bar Refaeli Israel
7 Elle Macpherson Australia
8 Kathy Ireland USA
9 Heidi Klum Germany
10 Christie Brinkley USA
11 Paulina Porizkova Czech Republic
12 Lucia Dvorska Slovakia
13 Petra Nemcova Czech Republic
14 Kim Cloutier Canada
15 Ana Beatriz Barros Brazil
16 Rachel Hunter  USA
17 Cindy Crawford USA
18 Rebecca Romijn USA
19 Esti Ginzburg Israel
20 Mallory Snyder USA

20. Mallory Snyder

Mallory Snyder is among the stunning glamorous American model/television personality. She is known for her participation in MTV’s reality television program “The Real World: Paris.” 

In addition, she is also known for her career as a swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated.

Mallory Snyder with beautiful smile on her face (Source: Celebrity Photos)
Mallory Snyder with beautiful smile on her face (Source: Celebrity Photos)

To clarify, after her return from Paris, Snyder immediately stepped into modeling, where she found success instantly. Moreover, she appeared in the 2005 and 2006 Sports Illustrated magazine’s annual swimsuit issue. 

19. Esti Ginzburg

Ranked 19th in the top swimsuit models listing, Esther Daphna “Esti” Ginzburg-Keizman is an Israeli actress, television host, and model. 

Esti Ginzburg. (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Ginzburg has modeled in multiple international campaigns for fashion brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Pull, and Bear.

In addition, she also featured in the 2009-2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Not to forget, Forbes Israel enlisted Ginzburg third on the top ten highest-paid Israeli models in 2013.

18. Rebecca Romijn

If not for many, then indeed, for Rebecca Alie O’ Connell, that age is just a number not to look stunning. The 50 hottie is an American actress and model.

Romijn has also been known for her appearance in the X-Men film series as Mystique.

Rebecca Romijn in the frame (Source: Instagram)
Rebecca Romijn in the frame (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, she has appeared in multiple Marvel, DC movies, and many other famous movies. Her fair and flawless figure and skin have landed her on the top swimsuit models list and on the top hot actresses list. 

17. Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann Crawford is among the top American swimsuit models on the list.   

Similarly, she is also a model, actress, and television personality. Not to forget, she was one of the most famous supermodels between the 1980s and 1990s.

The jaw-dropping beauty, Cindy Crawford (Source: Instagram)
The jaw-dropping beauty, Cindy Crawford (Source: Instagram)

Also, Cindy was a universal presence on multiple magazines and different fashion campaigns. Further, she also entered acting and business.

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16. Rachel Hunter 

Rachel Hunter is a New Zealand-born model, actress, and host of Rachel Hunter‘s Tour of Beauty show. 

Similarly, Rachel has appeared in numerous magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and many more.

Rachel Hunter looking beautiful in red (Source: Instagram)
Rachel Hunter looking beautiful in red (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, she has also been featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice. 

15. Ana Beatriz Barros

Ana Beatriz Barros El Chiaty is a Brazilian model who is known for her stunning figure and beauty. Not to forget, she ranks 15th on the top swimsuit models list.

She has also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue many times. Similarly, Ana also works with multiple renowned brands such as Bebe, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel cosmetics, Jennifer Lopez’s JLO fashion line, and many more.

Ana Beatriz Barros during the fashion show (Source: Instagram)
Ana Beatriz Barros during the fashion show (Source: Instagram)

Without a doubt, this beautiful model is on the top list of many fans worldwide.

14. Kim Cloutier

The Canadian-American swimsuit, lingerie, and fashion model Kim Cloutier fall on the 14th as among the top swimsuit models in the world.   

Kim Cloutier. (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Cloutier is recognized for her multiple lingerie, swimsuit, and cosmetics campaigns, which she frequently shows on Instagram. Also, she has appeared in numerous famous magazines and Canadian television shows.

Similarly, Canadian media company Corus Entertainment appointed Cloutier as the host of its upcoming reality series Stitched.

13. Petra Nemcova

Petra Němcová is one of the top swimsuit models in the world. Moreover, The Czech hottie is a very successful model, television host, and philanthropist founder of the Happy Hearts Fund.

Similarly, Němcová has worked for renowned designers like Gai Mattiolo, Marina Babini, Matthew Williamson, Lolita Lempicka, Gugliemo Cappone, Yumi Katsura, and Michiko Koshino.

Petra Nemcova all dressed for the Cannes Flim Festival (Source: Instagram)
Petra Nemcova’s Cannes Flim Festival look (Source: Instagram)

Further, she gained more attention after being featured on the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover.

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12. Lucia Dvorska

Lucia Dvorská is a Slovakian model who is ranked 12th on the top swimsuit models listing.

Although Dvorska grew up in a village (western Slovakia), she reached the heights of success after appearing in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Lucia Dvorska posing for the camera (Source: Pinterest)
Lucia Dvorska posing for the camera (Source: Pinterest)

Even though she appeared in a television commercial during childhood, she only started modeling at age 16. 

Not to forget, Dvorska took part in the 2007 reality television show, A Model Life, where she won a $100000 contract with “Next” Agency.

11. Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova is a Czechoslovakian actress, model, and author who also ranks 11th on the list. She also holds American and Swedish citizenship.

Most importantly, Porizkova became the first woman from Central Europe to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at the age of 18.

The beautiful, Paulina Porizkova (Source: Instagram)
The beautiful, Paulina Porizkova (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Porizkova earned the highest-paying modeling contract ever of $6,000,000 contract with Estée Lauder in 1988. Also, she was one of the judging panel members of America’s Next Top Model in Cycles 10–12.

10. Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur ranked 10th on today’s listing. 

This attractive model gained her worldwide after her appearances in the late 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Keeping in mind, this talented model was the face of CoverGirl for 25 years. 

Christie Brinkley in silver sequin dress (Source: Instagram)
Christie Brinkley in silver sequin dress (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Brinkley has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers and has signed contracts with multiple influential brands.

9. Heidi Klum

When it comes to introduction, Heidi Klum doesn’t need one. After all, she is the most influential and famous figure in this listing.

Heidi Klum. (Source: Instagram)

Just to let you know, Heidi is a German-American model, television host, producer, and businesswoman, and most importantly, the judge of America’s Got Talent.

As per her modeling career, she appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 1998. Further on, Heidi became the first German model to be dubbed Victoria’s Secret Angel.

8. Kathy Ireland

Kathleen Marie Ireland is an American-born author, entrepreneur, and fashion model. 

The 8th ranking Ireland was a supermodel during the 1980s and 1990s. Moreover, she appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues 13 times.

Kathy Ireland (Source: Instagram)
Kathy Ireland (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Kathy founded a brand marketing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide (kiWW), in 1993. Her successful venture made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world. 

Thus, by the end of 2015, Kathy had made around $420 million through her business.

7. Elle Macpherson

Ranked 7th, Eleanor Nancy Macpherson is one of the top swimsuit models in the world. The Australian model, businesswoman, television host, and actress is a specialty in the swimsuit section.

Elle Macpherson. (Source: Instagram)

Appearing five times in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, she was nicknamed “The Body.” Moreover, Elle is the founder, creative director, and primary model for some business ventures.

Also, Elle was the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland’s popular show, Next Top Model (2010 to 2013).

6. Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli is the second Israeli model in the top swimsuit models list. Likewise, she is also a television host, entrepreneur, and actress.

Besides, Refaeli is regarded as one of the most internationally successful Israeli models. Not to forget, this hottie has been voted as number one on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list of 2012.

Bar Refaeli on frame (Source: Instagram)
Bar Refaeli on frame (Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, Refaeli has also been hosting The Israeli X Factor since 2013.

According to Forbes Israel, Refaeli was the highest-paid model in Israel in 2013.

5. Marisa Miller

The American supermodel Marisa Lee Miller is famous for her modeling career and her occasional film acting career.

Most importantly, Marisa is one of the well-respected models in the business. The talented figure also works for Victoria’s Secret and many other exclusive companies.

Marisa Miller for Victoria Secret Fashion Show (Source: Popsugar.Fashion)
Marisa Miller for Victoria Secret Fashion Show (Source: Popsugar. Fashion)

She is an influential figure and has been dubbed the “return of the great American supermodel.”

Also, Marisa is regarded as a sex symbol, ranking No. 1 on 2008 Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” list. 

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4. Emily Ratajkowski

American model and actress Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski is definitely a sight to behold. 

As per her career, Emily first showed up on the cover of the erotic magazine treats in 2012. She also appeared in two famous music videos (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody”).

Emily Ratajkowski (Source: Elle)
Emily Ratajkowski (Source: Elle)

Similarly, she appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. Furthermore, Emily made her professional ramp walk modeling debut at the New York Fashion Week in 2015.

Not to forget her appearance in a Buick Super Bowl commercial during Super Bowl 50 in 2016. She has also been the spokesperson for popular brands such as Paco Rabanne, DKNY, Kerastase, The Frye Company, and DL1961.

3. Nina Agdel

Born in Denmark, Nina Brohus Agdal is a Danish model and one of the top swimsuit models. To clarify, she falls on the third spot.

Despite having no modeling knowledge or background, Agdel entered the Elite Model Look competition. Although she failed to grab the title, she ended up signing with Elite Models Copenhagen.

Nina Agdel (Source: InStyle)
Nina Agdel (Source: InStyle)

Furthermore, after completing her graduation, Agdel moved to the United States. This was when her modeling carer started.

She has signed to multiple renowned brands and also appeared in various magazines.  

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2. Brooklyn Decker

The American-born actress and model Brooklyn Danielle Decker is among the best-looking top swimsuit models on the list.  

Ranked 2nd, Decker has worked with Victoria’s Secret, The Gap, Intimissimi, and many other famous companies.

Brooklyn Decker (
Brooklyn Decker (Source:

In addition, she has played in multiple television shows, and movies like Battleship, Chuck, The League, Just Go with It, and many more. 

1. Kate Upton

Among many top swimsuit models from all over the world, Katherine Elizabeth Upton is indeed number one on the list. The beauty, charm, and figure of this beautiful American model and actress are sure to enchant you at first glance.

Kate Upton. (Source: Instagram)

Appearing first on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, she became the cover model for 2012, 2013, and 2017’s issues.

Not to forget, Upton became the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover.

Similarly, she has also appeared in movies such as The Other Woman, Tower Heist, and The Layover.


From the above stunning and successful individuals, we all can clearly see that age is just a number. Not to mention, proper exercise, diet, and routine have made some of them look stunning and healthy even in the fifties. 

Did you find your favorite one on the list? If not, then do mention whose your favorite one is in the comment section.

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