Superstar

Bar Refaeli's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Kicks it Off

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: • References:
Bar Refaeli, the 23-year-old Israeli supermodel landed the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover and couldn’t be getting more buzz.

Bar Refaeli, who is dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has been featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for three consecutive years, but this year’s cover was the honor of honors for her modeling career.

“My first thought was just like, you know, why is this here? Why are you tricking me? I was speechless for a few long minutes. Which doesn’t happen often,” Bar Refaeli said of the issue.

The cluster below highlights a few other 2009 magazine covers making pop culture waves.

For Bar Refaeli pictures, click here. Stats for 21 Notable 2009 Magazine Covers Trending: Older & Buzzing
Traction: 57,729 clicks in 292 w
Interest: 8 minutes
Concept: 21 Notable 2009 Magazine Covers
Related: 196 examples / 151 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 72 similar articles, including: royalty as cover models, racy covers that celebrate androgyny, and photoshopped amputations.