Beyoncé Bares Her Bikini Body
Beyoncé is pretty in pink in a sexy House of Deréon suit – her own clothing line – for her first-ever swimsuit layout in Key Biscayne, Fla. "I wanted to make sure that when I did one, it's really classy and that I can look back at it years from now and show my kids," she tells Sports Illustrated. "I can say, 'See, momma was beautiful. Look how good I looked!' "
The Dreamgirl listened to John Legend's new album Once Again to help her get in the mood for the Swimsuit Issue cover shoot. "I'm really a shy person. But in my everyday world, as a musical performer, I'm playing a character," she tells the magazine. "I had to tap that same character. Turn it on. It's so similar, and that's why it was so easy."
Beyoncé (in another House of Deréon suit) is the picture of composure as she takes the plunge. But baring her body made her "more than a little nervous," she tells Sports Illustrated. "At dinner, I kept thinking: this extra piece of pie will show up ... I was so terrified with every little thing I ate."
KENNY CHESNEY & MARISA MILLER
Hats off to singer Kenny Chesney, who poses in Nashville with model Marisa Miller. "Kenny was way-y-y-y cool, so down to earth," said Miller of her country-star companion.
GNARLS BARKLEY & JESSICA WHITE
Grammy winners Gnarls Barkley love their movie costumes – and for their SI photo, the duo (from left, Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo) channel "shagadelic" spy comedy Austin Powers with model Jessica White in Nashville.
STEVEN TYLER & BAR REFAELI
What would Leonardo DiCaprio say? Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler rocks out with swimsuit model (and the Oscar nominee's girlfriend) Bar Refaeli during a shoot in New York City. "At the end of the day," Tyler told SI, "it really is all about the girl."
PANIC! AT THE DISCO & JULIE HENDERSON
It's just a little innocent fun for young rockers Panic! At the Disco who, after a brief case of nerves, manage to lighten up and enjoy the moment with model Julie Henderson in Los Angeles.
KANYE WEST & ANNE V
Rapper Kanye West gets close with model Anne V in Los Angeles. And it turns out the two were already friends. The model described working with the hip-hopper as being "like magic."