It’s that time of year again — the big reveal of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue! This year, which also happens to be the issue’s 50th anniversary, Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, an SI rookie, grace the cover.
During a recent interview, where the models thought they were just discussing a photo shoot, the mag’s editor-in-chief gave them the ultimate surprise by revealing that they’d been chosen for the coveted spot. And their reaction is priceless:
“I mean what else is there to say. I just cannot believe it. What an honor. Never, ever, ever have felt this kind of pure joy. Crazy crazy,” Chrissy tweeted, after the cover was publicly unveiled.
The 28-year-old’s husband, John Legend, appeared on Good Morning America Friday, where he discussed her reaction in more detail. “She cried like a baby,” he admitted. “She was so excited. You know, it’s a surprise because you never really know who’s going to be on the cover. There are all these beautiful women.”