Hot Girl Summer is formally in full swing and Megan Thee Stallion’s Sports Illustrated cover is giving me all the inspiration I might ever want. Meg is certainly one of three gorgeous cowl stars and truthfully, it’s essential see these photographs to imagine how good they’re—they’re virtually too sizzling for the ‘Gram!
Not solely does she look wonderful, however Megan can be the primary feminine rapper to look on the quilt, ever. Ever a fan of inexpensive style, she donned a nude strappy bikini from Fashion Nova for the beachy pictures, paired with beachy waves and one chunky gold bangle bracelet.
“I wish to thank all of the robust girls in my life who impressed me to like my physique and stay my greatest sizzling lady life,” Megan wrote on Instagram regarding the cowl. “It means the world to me to be on this cowl DREAM COME TRUE.”
She is the second, y’all.
The Texas native is having a banner yr thus far. She dropped her debut album Good News, carried out her hit single “WAP” at the GRAMMY Awards alongside Cardi B, sang her new tune, “Thot Sh*t,” on the BET Awards just a few months in the past and in some way managed to seek out the time to drop a clothes assortment with Fashion Nova.
Oh—and she or he’s ending up her undergraduate diploma from Texas Southern University this yr, too. I’m truthfully drained simply considering about her schedule. Megan Thee Stallion? More like Megan Thee Busiest Woman In Hollywood. And we love her for it!
The two different Swimsuit Issue covers function equally noteworthy girls: tennis celebrity Naomi Osaka and Pose actress Leyna Bloom. For her cowl shoot, Osaka wore a black one-shouldered one-piece by Norma Kamali that featured attractive mesh cutouts, complemented by cowrie shell earrings from Black-owned jewellery model Beads Byaree.
For her cowl, Leyna Bloom wore a white one-piece by Gil Rodriguez that featured an excellent deep V and a tie on the waist. Like Megan, Bloom wrote a heartfelt caption for the images on her personal grid: “This second heals a whole lot of ache on the earth,” she stated. “We deserve this second; we’ve got waited hundreds of thousands of years to point out up as survivors and be seen as full people full of marvel.” More of this, please!
This new difficulty is really iconic—and never simply due to the fireplace cowl pictures. Osaka is definitely the primary Black feminine athlete to look on an SI Swimsuit cowl and Bloom is the primary trans cowl star. Now, all three girls be part of the ranks of fellow former cowl stars like Olivia Palermo, Tyra Banks and Kate Upton. How (or why) it took so lengthy for this to occur is past me. Attention everybody—I want to see extra of this in 2021, please!
And don’t suppose that the killer photographs start and finish with the difficulty’s covers. Singer Tinashe and rapper Anitta additionally make appearances within the journal alongside the latest class of SI Rookies. You can order the difficulty now on Sports Illustrated‘s website if you wish to nab a replica for your self this summer season.