Allow me to congratulate you on your latest swimsuit issue (Feb. 11). It was probably your finest ever. Your pictures captured not only the beauty and sensuality of your models, but also the wonderful variety of landscapes in Australia.
You people never cease to amaze me. Each winter the swimsuit issue for that year always surpasses the previous one.
I've seen every SI swimsuit issue, and this year's is undoubtedly the best. Keep Paulina Porizkova on the-cover. Only she can top Christie Brinkley.
I may live in Paradise, but I know Heaven when I see it.
Once again the swimsuit issue was marvelous. One question, though, concerning Kathy Ireland. Does she have brown eyes or blue eyes? I noticed in the centerfold picture that Kathy appears to have brown eyes, yet in all the other photos her eyes are blue.
New Brunswick, N.J.
?Kathy's eyes are blue.—ED.
I like looking at beautiful women in bathing suits as much as anybody, but what I fail to see is what these gorgeous babes have to do with sport—and please don't make any dumb jokes about girl-watching being a sport. I've been reading SI for years, and this feature still doesn't make sense to me.
Chula Vista, Calif.
My 10-year-old son receives SI, and it is helping him with reading. But I strongly object to your swimsuits and suggestive poses.
For the first time in my years as an administrator of public school systems, I have been forced to censor an item in the library. I removed your Feb. 11 issue from the shelves because the swimsuit feature is offensive, indecent and chauvinistic. Your usually fine magazine has stooped to the moral depths of Playboy and Penthouse, and I am disappointed in you! We want to teach our children respect for themselves and each other, and that article flies in the face of our efforts.
KENNETH L. ROETZEL
Danube Public Schools
Few, if any, of the suits were functional enough for any real swimming. I hope that in the future you will stick to sports and athletes and leave the half-naked models to Vogue.