Sports Illustrated’s sexy swimsuit cover revealed

Feb 15, 2011 at 2:04 p.m. ET

The cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been revealed, showing Russian model Irina Shayk posing in a skimpy pink and yellow bikini.

Sports Illustrated 2011 swimsuit cover

Russian model Irina Shayk found out she scored the cover of theSports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue while making an appearance on The Late Show with David Lettermanyesterday.

Shayk and 10 other Sports Illustratedmodels 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!

Kate Upton Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue 2011

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.

Read on for More Sports Illustrated

Danica Patrick in Sports Illustrated
Lauren Jackson in Sports Illustrated
Former Sports Illustrated model May Jackson arrested