Kim Kardashian just landed one of the few coveted magazine covers she’s never appeared on, posing for Swimsuit version with sports illustrations.
Reality stars join Ciara, Maye Muskand plus-size models Yumi Nu for the 2022 issue. For her cover photo, Kardashian was taken by Greg Swales in the Dominican Republic, wore a flesh-colored bodysuit from her own Skims swimwear line, teamed with a pair of matching mesh opera gloves. While her choice of accessories may seem out of the ordinary, pairing her swimsuit with gloves has truly become one of Kardashian’s go-to pieces. signature styling gesture in recent months.
Inside the magazine, Selfish the author also wrote a letter to her young self about the difficulties she will face on her way to fame, as well as figuring out what really matters. “It’s easy to say ignore criticism, but another thing you’ll learn is that at some point it will make you think it’s not about you anymore. It’s about family. It’s about helping others,” she wrote. “For years, you’ll put yourself out there… But you’ll become a more private person and you’ll realize that the way to get your story out there — the actual story, the truth — isn’t. not by participating but by doing. ” She added, “But know this. When you come here, come May 2022, you won’t be satisfied. You’ll still be looking for that next… And when you find it, you’ll do it – we’ll do it – as we always do: to the max. ”
Kardashian also told the magazine that she “remembers it very well” when she saw it Bank Tyra on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a young woman and how when she saw “a woman with curves, I remember thinking that was great. But I still think you have to be a professional model and a runway model.” So she was shocked when she was asked to be a cover girl, explaining, “It’s really young girls. I don’t want to date myself or sound old, but in my 40s? This is crazy! I never thought in a million years that I would shoot one myself.”
Another cover star, Nu also expressed her surprise at the “biggest year of [her] to date, in a letter accompanying her photo has gone viral that the modeling career to date, “Even here in the United States, where a lot of the fashion industry has become so entrenched than for people with a body like mine over the past few years, some people — designers at some high-fashion, for example, and the internet rage idiots, among those other — still haven’t fully realized that people who look like me belong everywhere like everyone else. But to them I said: We will wait. We are here, and we won’t go far. “
In an essay by Musk’s daughter Tosca Musk, she wrote of her mother’s appearance on a magazine cover at the age of 74, “All my life, I’ve seen her do everything. As a result I think I would always expect her to be able to do everything. I sometimes wonder if it’s time to start limiting those expectations, as she gets older. But then I looked at her again, still unstoppable, and I thought, “Not yet.”
Ciara’s husband Russell Wilson similarly passionate about his wife being a force of nature. “That’s what my wife does,” the NFL star wrote. “She inspires people because she connects with them. She tilts the rooms as she steps into them; It really seems like all the furniture just slides her way. Maybe it was an interaction with a fan where she would ask them to take a selfie together before the fan could ask. Or it could be a much more serious situation. I remember the first time we went to Seattle Children’s Hospital, when a mother of a sick boy held her tight for five minutes without letting go. Ciara is the kind of woman – a ray of light. ”
Swimsuit SI editor MJ . Day said in a statement announcing this year’s covers, “The journey we’ve been on — to break out of the mold the world has put us in — sounds familiar. It’s certainly familiar to the women we’ve chosen to be our cover models: Maye, Ciara, Yumi, Kim. At 74, Maye continues to work every day to inspire those around her. Ciara has enjoyed tremendous success as a performer while focusing on her passions for charity and service. In her first year in the spotlight, Yumi is becoming who she is and taking responsibility for what she stands for. And of course, Kim, no stranger to world opinion, continues to live proudly, authentically, and without excuses through the noise. ” She added, “We all deserve a chance to thrive. So, in this issue, we encourage readers to see these models as we see them: multifaceted, multi-faceted — and sexy when they’re there. The world can label them one way, but we wanted to focus our lens on all the ways they see themselves and how they own who they are.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/05/kim-kardashian-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-edition-cover-ciara-maye-musk-yumi-nu Kim Kardashian Pairs Her Bikini With Opera Gloves for 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition