Maybe I'm showing my age. But Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition 2012 just came out. And I have to tell you. I think it has lost touch with what the Swimsuit Issue has always been about . . . SEXY girls next door.
The issue looks like the cover of a raunchy men's magazine. And I don't mean Playboy. I'm thinking more like Hustler.
Even Victoria's Secret said they will not be using the model that graces the coveted cover, Kate Upton, in their runway shows. A spokesperson for the underwear dynasty basically said she looked too tawdry. Until now, Kate Upton has actually been a refreshing change in the world of modeling.
Kate has curves. She actually looks like she finishes a meal and keeps it down. And she has always had a girl-next-door sexy-but-not-trashy vibe.
. . . until now.
Sorry for sounding like a middle-aged Dad. But Sports Illustrated has officially made it clear with this issue, they have lost the ability to distinguish between sexy and sexual.