Revealed: The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover

February 14, 2011

The cover of the famed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been leaked hours before the official announcement. Find out who landed the cover and what it looks like after the jump.

Irina Shayk, a Russian model and the girlfriend of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, has landed the cover of the famed Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

The announcement of who landed the cover was meant to be revealed on tonight’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, however during the filming of tonight’s program a large billboard of the cover was unveiled. The quick reveal was captured by Rana Wardlaw, who immediately posted a pic of the huge billboard on Twitter.

She tweeted, "I saw it from my office window. I work at a media agency called Starcom Worldwide. They unveiled the billboard for a few minutes to tape it for the Letterman Show and then covered it back up. I guess they didn't cover it fast enough!"

Source: Rana Wardlaw/Twitpics

Congratulations Irina! You definitely have the right assets to land the cover.

Source: Sports Illustrated