Shayk and 10 other Sports Illustrated models were presenting a segment on the talk show called Top 10 Good Things About Appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The cover was revealed during the segment and Shayk burst into tears with happiness.
"There were 10 models there to do the Top 10 List and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be," she said. "And then I saw it, and I couldn't believe it."
Some of the models may have had a sneak peek, as the cover was accidentally leaked on Twitter Monday when an office worker took a cell picture of the billboard while it was being shot for The Late Show segment.
This is Shayk's fifth time appearing in the magazine, but her first SI cover.
The cover of Sports Illustrated shows Shayk on the beach in Hawaii posing in a pink and yellow bikini. I'm sure her boyfriend, soccer hunk Cristiano Ronaldo, is proud!
Who else is appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue?
You will have to buy the magazine, which is on stands now, to get all of the pictures, but they did share this sexy shot of Kate Upton (right). She is appearing in the Sports Illustrated edition for the first time.
Upton, who was born in the Midwest, is seen here at her sexy swimsuit shoot in the Philippines by photographer Raphael Mazzucco.
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