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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models bring 'Swim City' back to NYC

An SI Swimsuit model signs autographs for fans

An SI Swimsuit model signs autographs for fans at Swim City in Manhattan in 2015. Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit models are back in Manhattan.

The stars of the 2016 SI Swimsuit edition will be at the second annual “Swim City” fan festival Feb. 15 and 16 at the Altman Building (135 West 18th St. between 6th and 7th avenues). The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and will feature Q&As,  autograph sessions, live music, the chance to get a free shave from an SI Swimsuit model, photo booths, a digital shop, games, a VIP lounge and other activities.

“Given the widespread popularity of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, it’s thrilling to take this franchise to the next level with more real life experiences for the many passionate fans out there,” Sports Illustrated Group publisher Brendan Ripp said in a statement. “It’s also an amazing opportunity for our partners to bring their brands to life for consumers in fun and engaging ways in two of the most exciting cities in the country.”

Sports Illustrated will reveal its cover model for the 2016 Swimsuit issue on Saturday night after the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. TNT will air the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed" special hosted by Nick Cannon and Rebecca Romijn.

The issue hits newsstands Feb. 15.


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