What Hardbody Female Would Make a Good Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model?

It’s that time of year again. The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is out and once again it features Kate Upton. While we’re not hating on Kate, we’re left wondering why her again and why such a lackluster cover. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has turned into a brand of its own. It’s one of the few issues of any magazine that has millions of people talking.


Last year we posted a poll and over 2,400 of you voted. Brittany Tacy, Dianna Dahlgren & Amanda Laton lead the way. So we figured let’s do it again and see who might be the favorite this year or will we yield the same results? There are hundreds of hardbody women who we feel would make a better cover model and again it’s no knock on Kate. She’s a beautiful woman and all the props to her for the continued success.

kate-upton-siPhoto via Sports Illustrated. Kate Upton cover model.

We want to know who would YOU like to see on the cover. It can be any female athlete or competitor who you think has the kind of body that not only men but also women would appreciate. Let’s be honest we’ll probably never see a hardbody on the cover of the SI Swimsuit issue but hey we can dream right? Cast your vote for who you think would make a good cover model. If you don’t see your favorite already listed feel free to add them below.


Sneak Peek at Next Muscle & Fitness HERS cover – Cast Your Vote

Today an email went out from Muscle & Fitness HERS asking which cover you like better. Featured on the two covers is reigning Figure Olympia Champion Erin Stern. The covers both feature Erin in workout wear. The callout is “Totally transform your body! You won’t believe Erin’s fat-blasting super-sculpting routine.”

Cast your vote for which, if either, cover you like.


Cast your vote below and join the conversation on Facebook where people are chiming in with their thoughts. Follow Erin on twitter at @ERINFAST and let her know what ya think.


Cover A


Cover B




You can catch Erin compete at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival – Figure International the first weekend of March, in Columbus, Ohio.



Jamie Eason Breaks The News – There’s a Baby On Board

One of the most popular fitness models, Jamie Eason share some exciting news with everyone on Wednesday. In a video posted on her Facebook fan page she wished her “Future Baby Daddy” a happy birthday. She then held up a picture of the baby on the way for her 229,000+ fans to see. She later updated her fans with the news that the baby is due in late July and that she’s already sporting a little tummy.

Jamie later updated her fans with the following messages on facebook.

Thanks for all of the congrats! We are so excited! We are due in late July, so I’ve already got a teeny tummy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to thank those of you who have prayed for us because it really wan’t supposed to be this easy! I had my hormones checked prior to trying and the doctors weren’t too encouraging with talk about my “old eggs”. That’s always a great thing to hear! Lol! Well, I’m happy to say these old eggs did their thing (thank you, God) and all we had to do was time it right just one time. We really feel blessed and I’m excited to share this journey with you! Thank you again!!

PS…My very first craving was sour cream and onion chips of all things! ๐Ÿ™‚

I haven’t had a lick of morning sickness (such a blessing) but I come close to falling asleep several times a day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t done a lot of working out because I’ve been nervous about the first 12 weeks (being over 35, I’m in a higher risk group for miscarriages). My derriere is a derri-don’t right now, so I’m anxious to get back to exercising! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s crazy how fast muscles atrophy. I’ll keep you guys posted on some workouts I’m doing. I ate a little crazy for a few weeks during the holidays but I’ve since reeled it in and I’m back to eating right! My latest cravings are pickles and grapefruit (not together, of course)!

jamie-pregnantJamie sharing the exciting news!

Visit Jamie’s facebook page and wish her congrats. You can find tons of great recipes, workouts and advice from Jamie on bodybuilding.com. Congratulations Jamie! All the best in a healthy pregnancy!

Images via Jamie’s facebook.

HARDBODY Photo: Juliana Daniell Bikini International Competitor

Juliana Daniell positioned herself as one of the top Bikini Pros last year and is already qualified for the 2012 Bikini Olympia. She has an athletic background and was a swimmer in college. She currently cheers for the Atlanta Hawks and is prepping for her first trip to the Arnold Sports Festival where she will be a contender in the Bikini Internationals

This photo has become one of the more popular photos on pinterest.com as I receive emails on a weekly basis asking who it is. Mainly because people have taken the photo and put their own words over it, which is fine and dandy but they crop off the watermark/copyright. Not so dandy. Any whoo, now you can PIN this image and let everyone know who she is. You can see Juliana compete in Columbus and stay updated with her via facebook.

We’ll see ya there!


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