Her favorite word in English? Love. In Portuguese? Saudade, which loosely translates into a "dreamy wistfulness or intense longing." Who knew this Brazilian was such a romantic? "It's true," says Ana Beatriz. "At least sometimes."
Here's all you need to know about Marisa: surfline.com is the home page on her computer. Last May she finished second in the celebrity division of the Kelly Slater Invitational in Fiji, shredding Nick Lachey and Jackson Browne. "I surf in my dreams," she says.
Sorry, fellas. Our 2004 cover girl is no longer single. Last July she married her longtime Czech mate--veteran NHL player Petr Nedved--in Prague.
Talk about a natural cover girl. When the Rio-born Daniella was just three days old, she and her mother, Tara Lucia Sarahyba, a former model, appeared on the cover of Pais & Filhos, a Brazilian parenting magazine.
How can you not love a woman who subscribes to the NFL's Sunday Ticket? This Texas girl is a huge football fan--she roots for her Cowboys (naturally) and the Jets, and picks NFL games every fall for SI.com.
Don't cry for this Argentine--she has appeared on covers around the world, from the British Cosmopolitan to the Australian Marie Claire.
Hats off to Petra, who is still recuperating after being caught in the tsunami that ravaged parts of Asia in December. For more information on her condition, see page 19.
This is the true story of a former cast member of MTV's Real World picked to appear in this Swimsuit Issue. Mallory, who played soccer at Iowa State, says, "When I step back and look at the last two years of my life, I'm blown away."
This former choirgirl is strictly old school when it comes to music: Al Green and Donny Hathaway are among her favorites. She will soon be adding "recording artist" to her résumé--she's in the studio working on her demo tape.
Not that she needs to, but Anne V really knows how to butter up a client. "Shooting with SPORTS ILLUSTRATED was the most amazing experience of my life," she says. "I'm very proud to be a little part of SI's family!"