The Hot Girl Coach Strikes Again! Megan Thee Stallion Becomes The First Rapper To Cover Sports Illustrated Swim

Hot girl summer is in full effect!

From Naomi Osaka to Megan Thee Stallion to Tinashe to Leyna Bloom, some of the best of the best are making waves on the latest issue of Sports Illustrated Swim.

Megan Thee Stallion made history as the first rapper to appear on the cover of the Sport’s Illustrated Swim issue.


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“It definitely was a dream for me to be on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit,” said the “Hot Girl Summer” emcee in an interview with CNN. ” And to be the first female rapper? Who else would they pick? I am just happy they chose the Hot Girl Coach.”

This Houston hottie isn’t the only one making history on the latest issue of the magazine formerly covered by fellow Houston-native Beyoncé, who was the first non-model/ non-athlete to grace the cover back in 2007, and Tyra Banks who was the first Black supermodel to appear on the cover in 1996.

Naomi Osaka is also breaking barriers as one of the first Japanese and Haitian women to grace the cover.


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“I’m so proud to be the first Japanese and Haitian woman to grace one of the covers,” said the 23-year-old  Grand Slam champ. “I feel like that multi-cultural background is present in all of the things that I do. I try to incorporate that in everything, so hopefully you’ll see that.”

Keeping up on firsts for the magazine cover, actress Leyna Bloom smashed ceilings as the first trans woman of color to cover the Sports Illustrated Swim edition.

“We deserve this moment; we have waited millions of years to show up as survivors and be seen as full humans filled with wonder,” wrote the “Port Authority” actress in an Instagram post.


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Popstar, Tinashe is also featured in the issue. For the “Bouncin” singer, being featured in Sports Illustrated Swim has always been a dream. Now it’s a reality.

“I told my mom when I was 12/13 that I was gonna be in Sports Illustrated Swim edition someday after I saw Tyra Banks on the cover,” she said via Twitter. “Full circle moment 🙌🏾❤️”


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We love to see all of this melanin making its way into the latest edition of Sports Illustrated Swim.



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