Sports Illustrated is marking the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue by putting three models on the cover.

Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge were photographed in the Cook Islands, off the coast of New Zealand, for the magazine's annual swimsuit edition. The models said the most exciting thing about their Sports Illustrated cover status is what it might mean for their futures.

"Getting to be on the cover, we're all going to be household names," Aldridge said. "It's incredible what it does for your career and where it can take you."

Teigen joked that she doesn't know what else to do now and feels as though she should retire. "Nothing is going to compare to this," she said. "This is pretty epic."

The magazine also features Kate Upton, Chanel Iman, Jessica Gomes and many more models photographed in glamorous locations around the world.

Sports Illustrated have launched a website for the 2014 Swimsuit edition, with exlusive videos and hundreds of photos of the models.

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The cover of Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Edition, Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teigen were photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James MacariSports Illustrated / James Macari
Kate Upton was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James Macari
Kate Upton was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James MacariSports Illustrated / James Macari
Emily Didonato was photographed in Switzerland by Yu  Tsai
Emily DiDonato was photographed in Switzerland by Yu TsaiSports Illustrated / Yu Tsai
Skylar Diggins was photographed on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands, by Adam Franzino
Skylar Diggins was photographed on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands, by Adam FranzinoSports Illustrated / Adam Franzino
Nina Agdal was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James Macari
Nina Agdal was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James MacariSports Illustrated / James Macari
Jessica Gomes was photographed in Madagascar by Derek Kettela
Jessica Gomes was photographed in Madagascar by Derek KettelaSports Illustrated / Derek Kettela
Emily Ratajkowski was photographed in St Lucia by Walter Iooss Jr
Emily Ratajkowski was photographed in St Lucia by Walter Iooss JrSports Illustrated / Walter Iooss Jr
Chanel Iman was photographed in Madagascar by Derek Kettela
Chanel Iman was photographed in Madagascar by Derek KettelaSports Illustrated / Derek Kettela
Gigi Hadid was photographed in New Jersey by Ben Watts
Gigi Hadid was photographed in New Jersey by Ben WattsSports Illustrated / Ben Watts
Lily Aldridge was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James Macari
Lily Aldridge was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James MacariSports Illustrated / James Macari
Chrissy Teigen was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James Macari
Chrissy Teigen was photographed in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, by James MacariSports Illustrated / James Macari
Anne V was photographed in Brazil by Raphael Mazzucco
Anne V was photographed in Brazil by Raphael MazzuccoSports Illustrated / Raphael Mazzucco
Anastasia Ashley was photographed by Adam Franzino on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands
Anastasia Ashley was photographed by Adam Franzino on Guana Island, British Virgin IslandsSports Illustrated / Adam Franzino