Because of an airline blunder, Jennie arrived in the Bahamas with no luggage. She had nothing to wear--not a stitch--but she wasn't concerned. "We were shooting that day," she says, "so SI had some swimsuits for me." Alas, her luggage arrived that night.
While she struck various poses, a small plane circled overhead--yet another group of curious onlookers hoping for a peek at a bikini-clad Olympian--but Amanda Beard ignored it. She's used to the attention. "I've been in front of millions of people in my swimsuit," says the winner of seven Olympic swimming medals. "It's what I do."
Before the Athens Games, Lauren Jackson, the 6'5" center from Down Under, appeared nude for an Australian art magazine, so her SI shoot was a breeze. "It felt better," she reports, "to have some clothes on."