In 2015, the Sports Illustrated cover model for the Swimsuit Issue was Hannah Davis. We were able to get an interview with Hannah to talk about how she got the cover.
Congrats on making the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue! How did you do it?
Thanks so much! This is very exciting. I think the main reason I got the cover is because in my photo I made it look like I’m about to show you my pussy. By making it look like I’m about to show you my pussy, I thought that would get people thinking about having sex with me and that’s a sure fire way to a successful swimsuit photo. I thought about doing something else like squishing my boobs in a hot way or making you look at my ass, but then I decided that to win this year I should make it look like I am about to show you my pussy. You can never be sure if that is going to work but I thought it was a good shot because I’m a professional.
How did you make it look like you were about to show us your pussy?
My biggest trick is to pull down the bottom part of my bathing suit. Because my pussy is in there, if I just pull it down a little bit I can trick your mind into thinking I’m about to show you my pussy. It’s like an optical illusion but I’m the one doing it instead of a hologram, like normal. After that it’s just all about making my face look like I’m thinking I’m about to show you my pussy. That’s the hardest part because I have to sorta be lying, since I’m not really about to show you my pussy, but I’m pretty good at it now because I’m a professional.
Did you have to show anyone your pussy?
No, that’s one of the cool things about Sports Illustrated is that you don’t have to show anyone your pussy. They actually like it the best when you don’t show them your pussy but you just act like you are about to show them your pussy. They do this thing sometimes where they smear paint on women’s pussies and that’s all that is covering the pussy up. People go crazy for that because it really feels like you are about to see their pussy, but you don’t really. Personally I prefer being the one hiding my pussy instead of letting paint do it but that’s my preference as a professional.
How did you decide to look like you were about to show us your pussy instead of, say, squishing your boobs in a hot way?
That’s a good question. It was tough, especially after seeing Kate [Upton] win two years ago for squishing her boobs in a hot way, I could see why a lot of models would want to do that. But I’m also clever and I knew that usually you don’t want to do what they did the year before. But last year they won the cover by being three girls touching each others’ butts, and I was just one person so I didn’t have to worry about copying them. So then the next logical thing was to skip a year and just to not do what they did two years before. Turns out I was right. In fact you have to go all the way back to 2009 to see a girl who looks like she is about to show you her pussy. So it felt like something fresh I could do, I’m a professional.
But You Look Even More Like You Are About To Show Your Pussy Then Bar Rafaeli Did in 2009.
Thanks for noticing. Yeah, I thought that because she only looked like she was about to show you her pussy with one hand, if I did it with two hands everyone would go like “whoa, is she really about to show me her pussy?” It’s just something that hadn’t been done before. I think that’s what put me over the edge. I’m a professional.
What Is Your Favorite Cover?
I like the one from 2002 with Yamila. The one where she sizzles in Mexico. I like it because she is squishing her boobs in a hot way but also if you look down at where her pussy is, there is a little gap between the fabric and her pussy and you get the feeling you can kinda just peek in there and see her pussy but you can’t. It’s like she is able to make you think she is about to show you her pussy but she isn’t even using her hands. That blew me away and I’m a professional.
So what’s next?
Not totally sure. I guess I’m hoping that I can keep making money by getting my photo taken by people. I worry sometimes that at some point I’ll have to start actually showing people my pussy instead of just making it look like I am about to show them my pussy. But, for right now, I am just enjoying the moment and having fun meeting all these people who like me because I made it look like they were about to see my pussy on the cover of a major, mainstream magazine. It really makes me feel like a professional.