Irina Shayk graces the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011! Cristiano Ronaldo’s gorgeous Russian supermodel girlfriend, Shayk is the covergirl of the highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 edition. Shayk is no strange to the famed swimsuit magazine as she has posed five times for the publication although this is her first cover.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit latest edition will officially hit stands Tuesday but the magazine made an early announcement of its chosen cover girl on Monday.

Lindsay Vonn Olympic star does Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Voon appears in a bikini on the Whistler Blackcomb for the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit edition.

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more Lindsay Vonn after the jump…

Vonn is one of several Winter Olympic athletes featured in the SI swimsuit editon. The other athletes being featured by the publication are snowboarders Hannah TeterClair Bidez and ski aerialist Lacy Schnoor.

SI says Vonn had accepted the invitation to pose because of the way Sports Illustrated had portrayed other athletes including Maria Sharapova.

Hannah Teter Olympic snowboarder does Sports Illustrated bikini spread. This was Teter’s first Sports Illustrated shoot. The 23-year-old champion snowboarder from Belmont, Vermont won the gold medal in the women’s half pipe competition at the 2006 Olympics.

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more Teter posing for SI after the jump…

Teter defends her Sports Illustrated spread in which she appears in her bikini.

Teter told Reuters: “I was really amped up to do that because I don’t believe in the criminalization of bodies and women having to be ashamed of their bodies,” “That’s just so wrong.”

Brooklyn Decker will be the 2010 Sports Illustrated cover model. The American model and wife of tennis star Andy Roddick follows in the footsteps of Isreali model (and Leonardo DiCaprio plaything) Bar Refaeli. The Sports Illustrated cover is a top, top honor for any model. Along with Brooklyn and Bar, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Marissa Miller have all graced SI covers in the past.

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more Brooklyn after the hop…

Bar Refaeli’s 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Preview. Someone from Sports Illustrated has twittered some photos previewing Bar Refaeli in the 2010 Swimsuit Edition – I believe it’s the senior editor of SI. The power of Twitter – via AlliedisWired

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more gorgeous photos of Bar Refaeli below..

Now you can get a sneak peak before the actual print out of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Don’t know if Leonardo DiCaprio has seen these photos if so he must be kicking himself… just kidding here. They have broken up again. It’s getting so hard to keep track since these two seem to be always on-and-off-again.

Danica Patrick is sizzling hot in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition 2009. This is Danica‘s second appearance in SI Swimsuit and she’s hotter than ever.  Danica can drive race cars and she can definitely wear a bikini!

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Sports Illustrated decided to photoshop out Danica‘s lower back tattoo of an American Flag. Why? No idea.