Sports Illustrated unveils triple threat

 

The babe bible is back!

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue just revealed their 2020 cover, starring Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock.

Former Miss Universe Culpo, who's been shacked up with her boyfriend, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, in Colorado during the coronavirus lockdown, said she "popped Champagne" and "got a little emotional" when she heard the news that she landed the coveted cover.

"This is still so exciting for me," the 28-year-old influencer - who's been in the mag three years in a row now - tells The Post. "I created a vision board years ago to get into the magazine."

Olivia Culpo wearing a rain jacket to the beach.
Olivia Culpo wearing a rain jacket to the beach.

Scoring a spot on the cover, which was shot in Bali by photographer Yu Tsai back in November, is likely also a dream come true for Sanders.

The model, 29, goes by "Golden Barbie" to her 3.9 million Instagram followers. Although she didn't make the cut for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2018, she was 2019's SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year, and now graces the front page.

And as an eight-year veteran of the mag, Canadian-born Bock, 27, has certainly waited her turn for glossy glory.

But you won't see any competition among the ladies: They all "genuinely care about each other," says Culpo.

"I have been friends with them for a very long time," Culpo says. "During the shoot, we were so kind to each other and wanted to make sure each of us was comfortable."

The three women could start their own sports franchise between their pro-athlete exes and flings.

Bock is the longtime girlfriend of Cleveland Cavaliers player and fashionisto Kevin Love. Sanders was linked to NBA Star Kelly Oubre Jr. last year.

Culpo, an ex of Nick Jonas, was also an item with former pro quarterback Tim Tebow, dated Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola back in 2018, and has been going strong with McCaffrey for just over a year.

No one is more excited about Culpo's cover than boyfriend McCaffrey.

The 24-year-old celebrated Culpo's spread in the iconic publication, calling his lady love a "queen" on his Instagram story.

"Congrats to the queen," McCaffrey posted, sharing an additional photo of the 28-year-old model and the couple's adorable new puppy, Oliver Sprinkles.

- New York Post

Originally published as Sports Illustrated unveils triple threat



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