Ciara Shines in a Stunning Leopard-Print Swimsuit for Exclusive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover: Fulfilling a Long-Awaited Dream

On Monday, it was announced that Ciara has achieved a highly sought-after position on the 2022 issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. The 36-year-old singer, known for her hit song “Level Up,” showcased her impeccable physique in a stylish leopard-print one-piece suit and a charming cowgirl hat while striking supermodel poses on the beach.

Expressing her excitement on social media, Ciara exclaimed, “Wow Wow Wow!!! This longstanding dream of mine to grace the cover of SI has finally come true! I am genuinely proud to be featured on the cover of such an iconic publication and to join the esteemed group of influential women who have graced it before me… Let’s celebrate!” This achievement marks a significant milestone in Ciara’s career and affirms her standing among the industry’s top talents.

Joining Ciara on the list of stars featured on Sports Illustrated covers are notable individuals such as Kim Kardashian, the renowned star of The Kardashians and the founder of SKIMS, Maye Musk, the 74-year-old mother of Elon Musk, and Yumi Nu, a talented and striking figure at the age of 36. This diverse lineup of personalities adds to the anticipation and allure of the upcoming issue, further solidifying Sports Illustrated Swimsuit as a pinnacle of recognition in the modeling world.

Beach beauty: Ciara has landed a coveted spot on the 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, it was shared on Monday. The 36-year-old Level Up singer looked as toned as can be in a leopard print suit as she posed like a supermodel on the beach

Ciara, the 36-year-old singer known for her hit song “Level Up,” has achieved a major milestone by securing a coveted spot on the upcoming 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This exciting news was announced on Monday, creating a buzz in the industry. In the promotional images, Ciara looked absolutely stunning and incredibly fit as she confidently posed on the beach in a stylish leopard print swimsuit, exuding the aura of a supermodel.

The highly anticipated 2022 issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is scheduled to be released on May 19th, giving fans and readers the opportunity to indulge in a visual feast of beach beauty. MJ Day, the editor in chief of SI Swimsuit, expressed her admiration for Ciara’s versatile career and her commitment to philanthropy and service in a statement. It is clear that the magazine recognizes Ciara’s accomplishments not only as a performer but also as a compassionate individual dedicated to making a positive impact on society.

For the cover shoot, Ciara was photographed by the talented Ben Watts, showcasing her stunning physique in a gorgeous cheetah print swimsuit created by the esteemed designer LaQuan Smith. The issue features four different cover models, each shot in unique locations. Kardashian graces the cover from the Dominican Republic, Musk from Belize, and Nu from Montenegro. MJ Day shared that the chosen cover models embody the spirit of breaking free from societal expectations and embracing individuality, a journey that many can relate to. Among those highlighted, Maye, a remarkable 74-year-old model, is commended for her continuous dedication to inspiring others with her work.

With Ciara’s prominent presence in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, fans and readers alike can expect an awe-inspiring and empowering edition that celebrates beauty, diversity, and the triumph of breaking boundaries.

Background info: The pinup was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados for the cover shoot, posing in a cheetah print LaQuan Smith swimsuit and a cowgirl hat


The photograph of the pinup was captured in Barbados by Ben Watts for the cover shoot. The pinup is seen sporting a LaQuan Smith swimsuit adorned with a cheetah print, along with a cowgirl hat.

Recently, Ciara was spotted at the Met Gala in NYC enjoying the company of Kylie Jenner, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian. It seems like she had a great time attending the event with them in early May.

Not only has Ciara flourished in her singing career, with a remarkable achievement of selling 23 million records worldwide, but she has also explored various other fields. She has dabbled in modeling, acting, producing, and designing throughout the years.

In addition to her successful endeavors, Ciara is also devoted to giving back to society. In 2014, together with her husband, footballer Russel Wilson, she established the Why Not You foundation. This foundation strives to combat poverty through education and provides programs that empower young individuals to become leaders.

Out of the mold: 'The journey we've been on - to break out of the mold the world put us in - may sound familiar. It's certainly familiar to the women we've chosen to be our cover models: Maye, Ciara, Yumi, Kim,' MJ Day, editor in chief of SI Swimsuit, said in a statement

Breaking the mold has been the essence of our journey – to free ourselves from the constraints imposed by society. This narrative resonates deeply with the remarkable women we have carefully selected to grace our magazine cover: Maye, Ciara, Yumi, and Kim. MJ Day, the editor in chief of SI Swimsuit, eloquently expressed the sentiment, stating, “The journey we’ve been on – to break out of the mold the world put us in – may sound familiar. It’s certainly familiar to the women we’ve chosen to be our cover models.”

Ciara’s husband, overflowing with admiration, couldn’t help but pour out his praise. In an interview with SI Swim, he lovingly remarked, “That’s what my wife does. She inspires people because she connects with them. She tilts rooms when she walks into them. It really seems like all the furniture just slides her way.” He marveled at her innate ability to connect with others, whether it be suggesting a selfie with a fan before they even ask or creating profound moments in serious situations. He fondly recalled their first visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where a mother desperately holding onto her sick child clung to Ciara for a solid five minutes, unable to let go. His description of Ciara as a radiant beam of light beautifully encapsulates her essence.

Clearly brimming with pride, Ciara’s husband exuded joy as he declared, “As you can probably tell, I’m incredibly proud of my wife. And now that she’s on the cover of SI Swimsuit, that’s one more thing for me to take pride in.” His love and admiration for his wife shone through his words, amplifying the sense of excitement and gratification that Ciara’s achievements brought to their lives.

Showstopper: Ciara was last seen at the 2022 Met Gala celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2 in New York City

Headliner: American singer Ciara made a dazzling appearance at the prestigious 2022 Met Gala, which paid tribute to the rich tapestry of American fashion. Held on May 2 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the vibrant city of New York, the event showcased the captivating exhibition titled “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” Ciara’s presence at this star-studded affair undoubtedly added to the glitz and glamour of the evening.

The band is all here: In this dynamo photo, Ciara is seen with (from left) Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker

The entire band is present in this lively photograph, featuring Ciara alongside Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Travis Barker. It is evident that Ciara’s appearance on the cover is something she has long desired. With the increased exposure that comes with being on the cover, she plans to use it as an opportunity to inspire more people. She will serve as a role model not only as a mother, a beautiful angel, and a strong woman, but also as a successful businesswoman and a fashion icon.

Apart from the four featured stars, the magazine will also highlight the achievements of 28 influential women. Among them are WNBA stars Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, emerging talents Duckie Thot, Kamie Crawford, and Olivia Ponton, as well as previous cover models Camille Kostek, Leyna Bloom, and Kate Bock.

This exciting development follows Ciara’s casting in the musical adaptation of The Color Purple. Best known for her role as Brie in Adam Sandler’s comedy That’s My Boy, the talented musician will portray an adult version of Nettie in Blitz Bazawule’s reinterpretation of Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1985 film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ciara will assume the grown-up version of Halle Bailey’s character in the upcoming Warner Bros. production. This film is based on the highly acclaimed Broadway musical, which itself originated from Alice Walker’s novel.

Kim made it: Other stars who landed SI covers are The Kardashians star and SKIMS founder Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has achieved a remarkable feat by gracing the cover of a renowned magazine called SI. Joining the league of successful celebrities, this star from The Kardashians has made a striking impact. Additionally, Kim also holds the credit for establishing her own brand, SKIMS.

Bravo: SI sure is aiming for diversity as they also had on the cover Elon Musk's mother Maye Musk, 74

She looks great in this suit! Another cover was taken by curvy beauty Yumi Nu, 36

SI is certainly promoting diversity with their cover featuring Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, and the curvy beauty Yumi Nu. The upcoming film adaptation of “The Color Purple” will be directed by Blitz, known for his work on Beyonce’s “Black is King.” The screenplay is written by Marcus Gardley, based on both Walker’s book and Spielberg’s previous film and stage musical. Steven Spielberg will return as a producer for his Amblin Entertainment company, and Oprah Winfrey, who made her acting debut in Spielberg’s adaptation, will produce under her Harpo Films banner. Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones, producers of the Broadway musical, are also involved in the film production. The filming is set to begin this month, and the movie is scheduled for release on December 20, 2023. Winfrey has expressed her love for “The Color Purple” and its ability to enrich people’s lives. She is excited to see the new version evolve and break away from the traditional approach.

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