Barbie Featured In ‘Sports Illustrated’ 50th Anniversary Issue

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Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images

Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images

lisa-stanley Lisa Stanley
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Move over Kate Upton, Barbie is the hottest model taking over the newest issue of Sports Illustrated! That’s right, the one and only Barbie will be featured in the upcoming swimsuit issue of the magazine to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

This will mark the first time the Mattel doll has appeared in the magazine’s pages, and will feature 22 dolls throughout the special issue.

According to the New York Times, Mattel explains that featuring Barbie in the issue  “gives Barbie and her fellow legends an opportunity to who they are, celebrate what they have done and be unapologetic.”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magazine, Barbie sports a newer version of the black-and-white swimsuit she wore upon her debut in 1959.  The magazine hits newsstands next Tuesday.

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