NBC salutes SI swimsuit issue with “50 Years of Beautiful” special: Heidi Klum hosts this two-hour special looking back at the history of the famed Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, with guests including Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Marisa Miller and Kate Upton. Musical performances include Enrique Iglesias, The Fray, Lady Antebellum, John Legend and Tim McGraw. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful airs on NBC Monday, Feb. 3, at 9pm ET/PT.
NBC and Time Inc. present “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful,” a two-hour TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit franchise — one of the most hotly-anticipated annual fixtures in American pop culture.
Former swimsuit cover model and “Project Runway” star Heidi Klum will host the special, with feature appearances from fellow swimsuit icons including Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Marisa Miller, Kate Upton and more of the most celebrated models in franchise history. Musical guests performing on the show include Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping artists Enrique Iglesias, Lady Antebellum, the Fray, John Legend and Tim McGraw.
The special will treat viewers to the storied history of the franchise, with behind-the-scenes footage and photography from the exotic cover shoots and back stories from the most loved and recognizable swimsuit models on the planet. All of this will culminate in a countdown of the top 10 SI swimsuit covers of all time.