11 am NYC time update:
When you visit the SI page, you see Ana Beatriz and not the issue cover model !!!!!!
As Jake points out, USA Today run a story on the SI cover, showing a massively photoshoped pic of Carolyn "I am gonna nickel and dime him to death" Murphy - obviously the point is to demonstrate IMG's swing to the "swimsuit" market
(Ivan whatshisname and his pals used to giggle when "swimsuits" was mentioned in the past, but the new owners probably can use the money).
The joke is that Carolyn admits she only got "hips and boobs" after childbirth !!!!
That's a new concept in swimsuit modeling - models becoming curvy late in their modeling lifes. I guess it had to be celebrated by an SI cover...
btw C Murphy didn't really replace Liz Hurley as the article mentions - if the SI people do their homework, they'll find out that the Lauder family recalled Liz when it turned out that Mrs Murphy was nowhere near as successful as the mod she "replaced".
"...Other models featured in the issue include tennis star Venus Williams, Olympians Jennie Finch and Amanda Beard and 19-year-old Alicia Hall, winner of NBC's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search series..."
How more pathetic can this get?
Why not write to these assholes and tell them what you think about it? I certainly will...