Sports Illustrated has some historic figures on the cover.
This year’s 2021 swimsuit edition features rapper Megan Thee Stallion, model Lenya Bloom, and tennis star Naomi Osaka. Lenya Bloom is the first trans person to make the cover of Sports Illustrated ever. Megan Thee Stallion becomes the first rapper ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated as well. She joins her fellow Texas native Beyonce as the only musicians to be on the cover. Also, Naomi Osaka becomes the first black athlete to be on the cover of the Swimsuit edition.