by Jeffrey Slonim
Getty ImagesOn the cover of the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal, and Lily Aldrich bare their Jessica Rabbit-like back ends covered only by infinitesimal string bikinis. But what do the models wear to the beach in real life? To find out, we dropped in on the launch of the 50th Anniversary issue at the Swimsuitbeach House in Soho. I know, tough job.
Lily Aldridge: "I took every one of my swimsuits home with me. The swimsuits they get for Sports Illustrated are tiny and tinier, and you can't really find those in stores. I honestly think a small bikini is more flattering on a woman."
Nina Agdal: "As tiny as possible. It's just about feeling good about yourself. And a small bikini doesn't give you tan marks, that's the main reason."
Petra Nemcova: "It depends where I am, and if I'm with many people. I definitely used to wear tinier bikinis than I do now. It takes a lot of confidence, and who is around plays a role."
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