It’s officially bikini season, and Sports Illustrated just recently released its highly anticipated 2021 Swimsuit Issue, featuring three cover stars: Megan Thee Stallion, Naomi Osaka, and Leyna Bloom, who each made history with their SI covers.
Leyna breaks the mold as the first transgender to grace the cover of the SI Swimsuit Issue, while Megan is the first rapper cover star and Naomi is the first black female athlete to cover the iconic magazine.
Olivia Culpo at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2021 Issue Cover Reveal Party held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on July 23, 2021 (Credit: Avalon / WENN)
To celebrate the launch of the 58th installment of the annual swimsuit edition, Sports Illustrated hosted the SI Swimsuit Garden at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood last weekend.
Some of today’s hottest models attended the event, including Olivia Culpo, who has become a staple of the magazine since her debut in the 2018 issue.
On the first night of the launch party, the former Miss Universe left very little to the imagination in a $1,300 LaQuan Smith white dress.
Open about her battle with endometriosis, she showed off plenty of flesh in the daring gown that’s spliced with large cutouts on the bodice and thighs, exposing her toned abs, hip bone, and legs.
The form-fitting sensual number also has long sleeves and a floor-length silhouette that somehow helped protect her modesty.
Olivia Culpo flaunts flesh in a floor-length LaQuan Smith cutout dress (Credit: Avalon / WENN)
Proving she can look sexy but classy at the same time, Christian McCaffrey’s girlfriend wore her hair up into a sleek center-parted low bun.
She glammed up with soft makeup, highlighting her eyes with winged eyeliner and mascara before adding a swipe of pink lipstick and peachy blush to the look.
Olivia Culpo keeps her sexy look classy with a neat center-parted low bun and soft pink makeup with winged eyeliner (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Olivia Culpo shows off her feet in silver open-toe sandals (Credit: Avalon / WENN)
The next day, Olivia went for another daring look, this time from David Koma.
It’s a minimalist full-sleeved white mini dress designed with a crystal-embellished circular cutout at the chest, showing a glimpse of her cleavage.
Olivia Culpo attends the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on July 24, 2021 (Credit: Avalon / WENN)
Keeping things sultry, Olivia accentuated her almond-shaped eyes with cat-eyeliner and added a hint of blush and bold lip color. She then gave her beauty look an interesting element as she pulled her brunette locks back styled with a bubble ponytail extension.
For her accessories, she wore Ilene Joy Jewelry diamond ear cuffs and a couple of diamond rings.
Olivia Culpo wears cat-eyeliner and a bubbly ponytail extension (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Drawing attention to her toned and tanned legs, Olivia slipped her sexy pedicured feet into a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti embellished ankle sandals.
These sold-out Kassie sandals have geometric Art Deco crystal-embellished ankle straps that matched the peekaboo design on her dress. They also have open toes and about 4-inch stiletto heels.
Olivia Culpo draws attention to her toned and tanned legs with Giuseppe Zanotti crystal-embellished heels (Credit: Avalon / WENN)
The designer’s Shaula sandals that you can buy at Farfetch are a great alternative. They are embellished with an elaborate rhinestone cage jewel that envelops the instep and goes right up to the ankle.
This glamourous strappy sandal features crystal embellishment and silver-tone chain-link detailing