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One Cover Girl Just Isn't Enough for the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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Fans of bikini-clad babes everywhere should be three times as excited to find out the cover girl of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

The 2014 cover of the iconic annual issue — celebrating its 50th anniversary this year — belongs not to a single lovely lady, but a trio of them: Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen. The sun-kissed threesome posed together in the Pacific Ocean during a photo shoot in the gorgeous Cook Islands wearing nothing but itsy-bitsy bikini bottoms, although their backs are facing the camera.

[Related: Is This the Happiest Cover in Swimsuit Edition History?]

In 2013, Kate Upton, starring in the issue for the second consecutive year, also went without a bikini top, although she wore a parka in a pic taken in brutally cold Anarctica. For those who were hoping for an Upton three-peat, this year's cover promises that she's prominently featured within the magazine's pages.

[Related: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Stunners: Then and Now]

The women who did make the cover are already familiar to those who keep up with celebrities. Agdal, 21, was named the magazine's Rookie of the Year in 2012, and has been romantically linked to Adam Levine, Leonardo DiCaprio, and The Wanted's Max George.

The 28-year-old Teigen, who's married to singer John Legend, was named SI's Rookie of the Year in 2010 and has become a social media star thanks to her entertaining tweets.

Aldridge, also 28, is married to Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill and shares a daughter, Dixie Pearl, with him. (Yes, she's given birth!) Aldridge happens to be a Victoria's Secret Angel, but this year marks her first time in the SI Swimsuit Issue.

[Related: What Does It Take to Be a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl?]

The cover was set to be officially unveiled on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Thursday night, but this year's class of models got some attention earlier in the week when several of them, including Teigen, appeared in a new version of Air New Zealand's in-flight safety video. Teigen and company wore sexy swimsuits as they instructed passengers on using their oxygen masks and other safety gear during their flight.

Now that's a way to actually get people to pay attention before takeoff!

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