The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar has arrived.

Discuss the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar.  Who is your favorite swimsuit model?

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by Sports Illustrated. It features fashion models wearing swimwear in exotic locales. According to some, the magazine is the arbiter of supermodel succession.  In addition, the issue is a media nexus that in 2005 carried US$35 million in advertising.  New issues come out around the middle of February or later. First published in 1964, it is credited with making the bikini, invented in 1946, a legitimate piece of apparel.  The issue that got the most letters was the 1978 issue.  The best selling issue was the 25th Anniversary Issue with Kathy Ireland on the cover in 1989.

Learn more about the Sports Illustrated Swimwear Calendar 2012 at the Sports Illustrated website.

Below you can view a video of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kate Upton.  You can find videos of the other swimwear models at the Sports Illustrated website.  From their site, you can also view still photos of each model.

Kate Upton was photographed by Walter Iooss Jr. in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.