Who needs human beings enhanced by plastic for your swimsuit edition cover, when you can just put perfect 100% plastic on your swimsuit edition cover? Apparently the fine folks at Sports Illustrated believe it’s time for a change of their annual Swimsuit edition.
The historic plastic Barbie doll will join a generation of iconic stunners next week in the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition.
Striking a pose in the black-and-white swimsuit she wore for her debut in 1959, Barbie takes her place alongside a host of legendary SI Swimsuit alumni as part of a new promotional campaign with the magazine, according to Mattel.
The cover will be unveiled on the late-night TV talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, according to show representatives. The magazine is due to hit newsstands on Tuesday.
Have you seen the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 50th anniversary? Barbie is on the cover! Totes cool! pic.twitter.com/G6oLOAkE2o— heat magazine SA (@heatSouthAfrica) February 13, 2014