The ‘SI’ Swimsuit Cover Model Is …

Late-night talk-show host David Letterman was an odd choice to unveil the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, but one glance at Bar Refaeli on that cover will make you forget that he — and pretty much everyone else — even exists.

The 23-year-old Israeli model, known by many as Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend, has inexplicably been featured in the pages of the SI swimsuit issue over the past two years, relatively hidden, but this time she’s on full display.

Refaeli appears on the cover next to the teaser “Bikinis or Nothing” — quite appropriate wording given the seemingly slipping-before-our-very-eyes bikini she sports on the cover.

Letterman revealed a billboard of the same shot in New York City Monday night, just in case the accident rate in the Big Apple wasn’t bad enough already.

This issue alone could help save the dying print-magazine industry!

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