The long-awaited 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has just hit the stands with beautiful Russian model Irina Shayk taking the much-speculated -- and sought after -- cover.

In addition to Irina Shayk, smoking hot models Kate Upton, Alyssa Miller, Izabel Goulart, Shannan Click, and Kenza Fourati grace the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine wearing nothing but sexy and stylish body-paint bikinis.

The models were photographed by Stewart Shining in New York, with body paint and make-up by Joanne Gair. Take a peek at the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in the gallery.