Agdal also poses nude or topless in several other photos. She covers her lady bits with a strategically placed arm, a folded leg, or her bikini bottom.
In fact Agdal is one of three models who appear topless together on the cover. She’s joined by Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen, both also topless in tiny thong bikinis.
Sports Illustrated last tried that trick in 2006. Models Rachel Hunter, Veronica Varkova, Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijn, Daniela Pestova, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy and Yamila Diaz were featured topless on the cover.
The photo caused such an uproar, subscribers have had the option since then to foregoing receiving the issue.
This year, models Kate Upton, Irina Shayk and Emily Ratajkowski are among those who doff their tops, while Genevieve Morton is one of several models who pose fully unclothed.
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