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.