By Leah Ornstein – Radar Style & Beauty Editor
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover is to a bikini babe, like a crown is to a beauty queen!
Before David Lettermen unveils the 2012 covergirl of the magazine’s annual issue on Monday night, RadarOnline.com is honoring all of the smokin’ hot bodies who have graced the pages of the magazine over the years.
Before she was a big screen bombshell, Brooklyn Decker was a Sports Illustrated model! The bikini blonde was featured as an inset in 2009, before landing the coveted cover in 2010.
Who is your favorite Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model of all times? Sound off below!
Meanwhile, check out our look back at the sexiest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models.