Thanks for the fabulous swimsuit issue. At least the most beautiful women on the planet didn't go on strike.
STEVEN M. THOMAS, KNOXVILLE, TENN.
The Swimsuit Issue
Congratulations on another line swimsuit edition (Feb. 20). I do have one problem, though. I was disappointed to find only one picture of the beautiful Ashley Richardson. In my opinion, Ashley is the true All-American Woman.
JOHN ANGSTADT, Gettysburg, Pa.
With my wife and four daughters in the house, it is not easy finding a safe place to read the annual swimsuit issue. For the past three years they have beaten me to the mailbox, and I never did see those issues. However, today I got there first, and guess what I found. It warmed up my corner of the frigid Northeast.
STEPHEN DEJOSEPH, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
It took all of these years to finally realize what Cheryl Tiegs brought to your swimsuit issue besides beauty and sex appeal—class. Thanks for bringing her back.
TOM PALAZZOLO, Henrietta, N.Y.
I realize that it's an unenviable task to choose which of the many photos taken actually get published, but you have committed a terrible injustice by having only two photos of your most beautifully exotic model, Angie Everhart. Could we see just one more, please?
PETER J. MALIONEK
Please, please, show us more of the most beautiful woman in the world, Stacey Williams.
I have never been more intoxicated than I was when looking into the eyes of Manon von Gerkan. Stunning, absolutely stunning. If you would, please show another picture of her.
JUSTIN T. MEYRING, Anchorage
?Here they are: Manon (left), Angie (above) and Stacey (below).—ED.
Every year I am disappointed that there are no male swimsuit models in with the female ones. It is the '90s. Can't you make everyone happy?
BIANCA ANDERSON, Lake Stevens, Wash.
For what it is worth (and I am sure it is not worth much), I am sending this portion of the magazine back to you. It is not what I was looking for when I chose to subscribe. This has nothing to do with sports. It is just another way to make more profit by appealing to the male mentality that reinforces gawking and slobbering over female bodies—unfortunately, at the expense of the self-esteem of many women. Young women all too often see that what they are most recognized for as human beings is not who they are but the "package" they have to offer.