Sports Illustrated, TNT and IMG to celebrate SI Swimsuit Issue with one-hour special
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Sports Illustrated, IMG and TNT to Celebrate SI Swimsuit Issue
With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed Special,
Unveiling the 2016 Cover Model
Nick Cannon and Rebecca Romijn to Host First-of-its-Kind Broadcast Event
Premiering Feb. 13 During NBA All-Star Weekend on TNT
Special to Include Jule Campbell Award Tribute to Model/Entrepreneur Elle Macpherson,
NE-YO, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike Performing Television Debut of "Higher Place," and More
Sports Illustrated, a Time Inc. media property, IMG and TNT are teaming up for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed, a first-of-its-kind broadcast event that will culminate with the unveiling of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model. Actor, comedian and recording artist Nick Cannon and The Librarians star and Skin Wars host Rebecca Romijn are set to lead the festivities, which will celebrate the amazing women in this year’s edition, including Nina Agdal, Irina Shayk, Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Emily DiDonato, Erin Heatherton, Chanel Iman and more. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed will air Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 p.m. (ET) / 7:30 p.m. (PT) during NBA All-Star Weekend on TNT, following the network's coverage of State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night.
As part of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed, model/entrepreneur Elle Macpherson will be honored with the Jule Campbell Award in recognition of her iconic modeling career and business acumen. Supermodel Chrissy Teigen will present the award to Macpherson, who has appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover a record five times.
Joining the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed celebration will be three-time Grammy winner NE-YO, alongside Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, who will perform the single "Higher Place" for the first time on television. In addition, the special will introduce the final six contestants in Sports Illustrated’s nationwide search for the next SI Swimsuit model. Viewers at home will be able to vote for their favorites, ensuring one lucky woman's spot in the 2017 edition.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed is being produced by Time Inc./Sports Illustrated and IMG Original Content.
About Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and the Jule Campbell Award
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit franchise (www.SI.com/Swimsuit) reaches more than 70 million US adults annually and more men 18 to 34 than the Super Bowl. The iconic franchise spans 20 product extensions along with a vibrant experiential marketing business. Since debuting in 1964 Swimsuit has become a pop-culture phenomenon and a revered launching pad for successful careers in TV, fashion, business and film including those of Elle Macpherson, Kathy Ireland, Cheryl Tiegs, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, and Chrissy Teigen. Further, the fashion industry describes SI Swimsuit as the “Oscars of Swimwear,” as an appearance in the issue is a crowning achievement for swimsuit and accessory manufacturers.
The Jule Campbell Award is named for Jule Campbell, the SI editor who was the heart and soul of the Swimsuit edition for over 30 years. Campbell pushed the boundaries and made the brand what it is today. She had an expert eye for beauty, glorious locations and provocative swimwear. She made sure SI changed with the times and set the trends. In the process, she helped create careers, including those of inaugural Jule Campbell Award recipient Elle Macpherson and host Rebecca Romijn.
SI Swimsuit is part of Time Inc. Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, and Southern Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom.
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IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.
IMG's Original Content team’s recent lifestyle and entertainment projects include the 2015 Miss Universe telecast; the NBA All-Star All-Style special, the upcoming Live Nation Music Awards and Miss USA broadcasts; and Made to Measure, a digital fashion network available on Apple TV.
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