The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been creating buzz every year since its first appearance in 1964, so it 

was only appropriate that the 50th anniversary issue kicked off with an event that would turn heads including

the swimsuits on the cover models’ backs. On February 10, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor MJ Day hosted a 

private red carpet event at the brand-new Hard Rock Hotel in New York City to celebrate the arrival of SI’s 50th

Anniversary Issue, which hit newsstands February 12 and features four gorgeous covers. With more than 100 

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover stars over its 50-year history, SI is once again welcoming a new crop of 

models for 2015. So who are these beauties? And where did they come from? The brand-new Sports Illustrated 

Swimsuit Issue Red Carpet Event kicked off Wednesday night with an intimate VIP celebration to welcome in 50 

years of sexy. A handful of newly minted SI Swimsuit models were on hand to mingle with celebs including TV 

personality Mike Catherwood and fashion designer Chris Benz. See who else was at SI's private bash in our full

in a daring gold dress by Zac Posen that featured a nude corset top and matching thigh-high slit. Rose looked 

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