It’s never too soon to start the speculation.
The Kate Upton-covered 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is still fresh in the mind and sweet on the cornea, but it begs the question: What’s next?
This year’s athletes (Alan Blanchard, Eva De Goede, Ellen Hoog and Michelle Jenneke) did some strong work, but there’s always room for improvement.
Who will be the next group of women to take a moment from their professional athletic endeavors and don bikinis in the name of carrying on the hot, smoking swimsuit torch?
The following is a group of ladies we think could find themselves in slinky full-page photo spreads between the covers of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimwear print.