The SI Swimsuit Edition has grown more risqué over the years. Recent editions include models clad only in body paint representations of bathing suits. SI announced sales have sharply spiked as swimsuits have become sheerer and announced today that next year’s edition will not include any clothes.
The 2014 Swimsuit models will wear nothing. A spokesperson said it's the next logical step and predicted that sales will spike sharply upward.
When asked if this just turns SI into an imitation of Playboy the spokesperson said, "No, we will continue to shoot in locations with sand and water and we feel the readers will enjoy the new approach. They also pointed out that readers buy the magazines for the articles and the SI articles will be better than Playboy's.