Never mind the freezing cold temperatures, New York’s Marquee nightclub was the hottest place to be on Tuesday evening, as Sports Illustrated threw its annual Swimsuit Issue launch party, which saw everyone from Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen to Gigi Hadid, Sara Sampaio and of course, this year’s cover girl, Hannah Davis.
Dressed in a sparkly, chain-metal mini dress from Kaufman Franco, it was easy to see why Hannah was selected as this year’s cover star — just look at her shine! While the model’s famous Yankee boyfriend did not walk the carpet alongside his lady love, Hannah didn’t seem to mind as she had fun posing with a copy of her “controversial” new cover. Of course, if you ask her, the image is far from naughty. While speaking to The Today Show the day before, the Virgin Islands-born beauty defended her latest work, which had been censored by the show with the addition of a giant bow around her waist.
“I think you’re making it look a lot naughtier than it really is to be honest,” Hannah said. “To be honest, I think SI always tries to do something a little different every year, and I think this year, it’s the year of the torso.”