2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch: A Bevy of Beauties

Posted Wednesday February 15, 2012 9:35 AM GMT

Though it’s the dead of winter, New York City was super hot last night (February 14) thanks to the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch.

The big event was held at Crimson NYC and 2012 cover girl Kate Upton was all about celebrating her massive achievement just one year after her ‘rookie’ status.

And there were plenty of international super hotties in the house as well, such as Israeli stunner Bar Refaeli, Russian babe Irina Shayk, and Brazilian bombshells Izabel Goulart and Cintia Dicker.

Other swimsuit starlets in attendance included lovely ladies like Anne V, Julie Henderson, Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Gomes.

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