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Gayle King chosen as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl

Gayle King is reigning supreme on the 2024 cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

The CBS Mornings co-host, who turns 70 later this year, says she thought she was “being punked” when she was asked to be in the 60th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue out May 17.

“It wasn’t something I dreamed about,” King tells PEOPLE of the honor, “but it was one of the highlights of all the things I’ve done because I never thought this would be possible.”

King was surprised with her cover spot reveal during a live on-air segment of CBS Mornings on Tuesday, May 14, with Hunter McGrady and Kate Upton — who also have solo covers — handing Kin her issue.

"Ahhh! I'm on the cover," the journalist screamed with excitement, holding the issue. "They told me I was just going to be on the inside! It's not a dummy cover? This is going to be on the newsstands? Oh my God! Oh my God!"

"I’m floating, I’m floating, I can’t believe it," she said, noting she didn't think she'd ever be on the cover. "Never in my wildest dreams! Never, ever, ever."



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by Anonymousreply 112May 16, 2024 5:58 PM

If ever a story was tailor-made for bitchy DL comments....

by Anonymousreply 1May 14, 2024 2:08 PM

That's mine! Get your own!

by Anonymousreply 2May 14, 2024 2:10 PM

When Oprah travels her copy’s pages will be stuck together and slick with macaroni cheese, cocoa butter, and dildo lube.

by Anonymousreply 3May 14, 2024 2:12 PM

How much did she, meaning Oprah, pay for this?

by Anonymousreply 4May 14, 2024 2:14 PM

What even is the audience for that magazine? Do they exist solely to make conversation about who is chosen for the cover? Does anyone even buy it.

by Anonymousreply 5May 14, 2024 2:14 PM

R5 men are the main readers of SI. The swimsuit issue opens up the demographic, but with porn now a hot girl isn’t enough so they do stunt casting to drum up interest. But Gayle King? Who is buying that? The 7 Black Panthers who religiously watch her morning show?

by Anonymousreply 6May 14, 2024 2:17 PM

Gayle is a superwoman! She does it all!

by Anonymousreply 7May 14, 2024 2:36 PM

I thought Sports Illustrated had ceased publication last year?

by Anonymousreply 8May 14, 2024 2:44 PM

aka 'woke' pick

by Anonymousreply 9May 14, 2024 2:46 PM

Advice before the shoot: Don’t Eat Icing

by Anonymousreply 10May 14, 2024 2:46 PM


by Anonymousreply 11May 14, 2024 2:48 PM

Am I supposed to know who this person is?

by Anonymousreply 12May 14, 2024 2:49 PM

Was I the only one who assumed this was a DL parody until they scrolled down and saw the link?

by Anonymousreply 13May 14, 2024 3:05 PM

A woke nightmare! I remember how my brother used to dread Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue season at the grocery store because so many men had to be ejected from the bathrooms and changing rooms for masturbating to it. Not any more! Thanks for the syrup of ipecac, SI!

by Anonymousreply 14May 14, 2024 3:21 PM

She has nice skin for a woman in her 80s.

by Anonymousreply 15May 14, 2024 3:21 PM

So will this be a fold-out cover to get ALL of her in the picture?

by Anonymousreply 16May 14, 2024 3:23 PM

No one complained when Martha Stewart was asked to pose..gee I wonder why.

by Anonymousreply 17May 14, 2024 3:25 PM

Are there no more MTFs to put on the cover?

by Anonymousreply 18May 14, 2024 3:29 PM

Why not the newly svelte Oprah?

by Anonymousreply 19May 14, 2024 3:29 PM

[quote] No one complained when Martha Stewart was asked to pose..gee I wonder why.

Because she actually made it on her own and not on the extremely broad shoulders of her famous girlfriend.

Anything else?

by Anonymousreply 20May 14, 2024 3:35 PM

I’m fucking a swimsuit model, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 21May 14, 2024 3:38 PM

More talentless boomers shoved down our throats.

by Anonymousreply 22May 14, 2024 3:42 PM

In all seriousness, who is expected to buy this? This is supposed to be the “sexy” issue and has been so for decades.

Who wants to see Oprah’s senior-citizen girlfriend running around in a swimsuit? It’s like they don’t want to make money.

Any remaining Sports Illustrated subscribers -aka, mostly heterosexual men older than 50 - will rightfully complain and request a replacement when this horror arrives in the mailbox.

by Anonymousreply 23May 14, 2024 3:47 PM

She's old, how ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 24May 14, 2024 3:47 PM

Even Madonna would have made more sense.

by Anonymousreply 25May 14, 2024 3:51 PM

[quote] Why not the newly svelte Oprah?

Just paste O's head on Ann Margret's body.

by Anonymousreply 26May 14, 2024 3:53 PM

Obvious publicity stunt.

by Anonymousreply 27May 14, 2024 3:53 PM


These types just keep crowning themselves as Queens of Somewhere Not America while raking in the bucks, their sole talent being the assertion of the power of ignorance and race.

by Anonymousreply 28May 14, 2024 3:57 PM

Sports Illustrated barely exists anymore. It's been nothing for years, bought and sold and resold to various ventures. Cutting more and more staff - eventually trying AI generated content. No standing as a legit sports journalism source for quite some time. But maybe the Swimsuit Issue is handled separately and just uss the branding; I don't know. But even the Swimsuit Issue hasn't had the cultural cache as it once did - for a number of years.

by Anonymousreply 29May 14, 2024 3:57 PM

R17 you’re delusional, plenty complained just like when Elon’s mom posed, but keep slamming that race card down endlessly.

by Anonymousreply 30May 14, 2024 4:03 PM

So much for being a serious journalist

by Anonymousreply 31May 14, 2024 4:06 PM

Next year....Caitlin Jenner, lol.

by Anonymousreply 32May 14, 2024 4:06 PM

I’m surprised Dylan wasn’t on the cover.

by Anonymousreply 33May 14, 2024 4:07 PM

Didn't they already have a trans person in the last few years? Not sure it was on the cover but I remember reading something about it.

by Anonymousreply 34May 14, 2024 4:14 PM

Then they sit and wonder why there magazine is sold for a dollar.

by Anonymousreply 35May 14, 2024 4:15 PM

They have gone the way of T, fatties, and every other type of freakshow model over the past decade. So has Pirelli's annual calendar.

I can't see straight men salivating over a heavily tattooed 300lb woman in a thong, a 69-year-old Gayle in a caftan or a chick with a dick, but what do I know.

by Anonymousreply 36May 14, 2024 4:16 PM

No one steals it anymore?

by Anonymousreply 37May 14, 2024 4:18 PM

And this is why Gayle is not taken seriously as a journalist. By anyone.

When she’s not exploiting her relationship with Oprah - which is a 24-hour job for her - she’s parading around at the Met Gala or some other event. She’s only interested in being a celebrity and she didn’t even honestly earn that.

She’s a nepo adult.

by Anonymousreply 38May 14, 2024 4:21 PM

Was she ever taken seriously as a journalist? I thought she was more a presenter/interviewer. I know great journalists can also do interviews, but I thought Gayle was the type to have someone else write all the questions and outline the interview.

by Anonymousreply 39May 14, 2024 4:24 PM

Meet your cover model

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by Anonymousreply 40May 14, 2024 4:26 PM

Oh, Lord. Obviously touched up as every picture is, but a pretty good body for her age. But still, who wants to see this? Maybe it's crass, but isn't the point of a swimsuit issue or the former ESPN magazine "The Body Issue" that people honestly want to look at the people inside - because they think they're attractive and have great bodies?

by Anonymousreply 41May 14, 2024 4:29 PM

Wow! Sports Illustrated is finished.

by Anonymousreply 42May 14, 2024 4:30 PM

Why does Gayle always look like a surprised beaver?

by Anonymousreply 43May 14, 2024 4:30 PM

If they wanted a gorgeous, sexy, mature woman who’s no stranger to the glamorous world of modeling, they should have contacted Sharon Stone.

by Anonymousreply 44May 14, 2024 4:35 PM

[quote] Why does Gayle always look like a surprised beaver?

That’s our nickname for her snatch.

by Anonymousreply 45May 14, 2024 4:36 PM

Is she...even an athlete?

by Anonymousreply 46May 14, 2024 4:37 PM

I'm a 26-year-old ingenue. I should be on that cover.

by Anonymousreply 47May 14, 2024 4:37 PM

No, R46, but SI Swimsuit Issue models were never limited to athletes - even in its heyday. In fact was mostly models, and then a couple of athletes would have spreads near the end.

Her facial expression is the worst part of the photo.

by Anonymousreply 48May 14, 2024 4:39 PM

That is a really bad picture. It looks like a vacation photo from Sandals resort posted on Facebook by someone’s grandmother.

Carrot Top from the neck up. Old soccer mom from the neck down.

No one is jerking off to this.

by Anonymousreply 49May 14, 2024 4:39 PM

I can imagine the vigorous lovemaking sessions that took place between Gayle and O to get her in fighting shape for this otherwise unremarkable and unsexy pictorial.

by Anonymousreply 50May 14, 2024 4:55 PM

[quote] I remember how my brother used to dread Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue season at the grocery store because so many men had to be ejected from the bathrooms and changing rooms for masturbating to it.

Why were there changing rooms in a grocery store?

by Anonymousreply 51May 14, 2024 5:00 PM

Yeah. I hear ya. Women in swimsuit pictures were so hard to come by. Not cum by. That was easy.

by Anonymousreply 52May 14, 2024 5:12 PM

I realize magazines feel pressured to bow to the loudest and most "woke" voices, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. Print mags have been in a death spiral for years, and doing things like this kind of accelerates the nosedive. It reminds me of when I worked with GQ a few years ago, and they had a few covers that generated a negative reaction from subscribers (one was Harry Styles in a dress). Catering to the core audience should still be a thing if you want to sell magazines. Otherwise, don't be surprised when subscribers don't renew.

by Anonymousreply 53May 14, 2024 5:13 PM

She’s no Martha Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 54May 14, 2024 5:17 PM

She asked if it was a gag cover because that’s exactly how it looks!

by Anonymousreply 55May 14, 2024 5:17 PM

Gayle has massive hips and even broader thunderthighs. Blech!

And the sad part is, she dresses in clingy clothes that show every ass dimple.

She must think she's hot.

by Anonymousreply 56May 14, 2024 5:34 PM

[r32] You mean "she" hasn't already been on the cover? LOL

by Anonymousreply 57May 14, 2024 5:42 PM

Does EVERY magazine has to look like Ebony Magazine???

by Anonymousreply 58May 14, 2024 5:50 PM

King is KWEEN!

by Anonymousreply 59May 14, 2024 5:59 PM

You’re filth r58.

by Anonymousreply 60May 14, 2024 6:40 PM

Hubba, hubba! I'm flicking my button in anticipation!

by Anonymousreply 61May 14, 2024 6:43 PM

R60 fuck off, Blq supremacist Nazi.

by Anonymousreply 62May 14, 2024 6:43 PM

I have no issue with this but I do wonder what happened to her voice. When I was a teen and watching As the World Turns on WFSB-Hartford (I lived in Springfield), King was the 5 pm anchor and had a nice voice.. Now it’s gravelly.

by Anonymousreply 63May 14, 2024 6:46 PM

O, O, O, it’s magic! Never believe it’s not so

by Anonymousreply 64May 14, 2024 6:59 PM

Next year’s cover: Madea in a bikini with all her funky junk

by Anonymousreply 65May 14, 2024 7:07 PM

Why? This is not the SI market. Read the room .

by Anonymousreply 66May 14, 2024 7:47 PM

Did Oprah give her a car if she'd do it?

by Anonymousreply 67May 14, 2024 7:48 PM

Just like King Charles...Cancel.

by Anonymousreply 68May 14, 2024 7:48 PM

Va va va va boom!

by Anonymousreply 69May 14, 2024 7:48 PM

[quote] Just like King Charles...Cancel

Choose wisely when selecting a celebrity with upcoming projects to serve as a representative for your signature event.

by Anonymousreply 70May 14, 2024 7:56 PM

Boy that's not a flattering pic of Gayle, and I don't mind her, per se. She doesn't have a bad figure but the expression and the busted hair, no.

by Anonymousreply 71May 14, 2024 8:01 PM

Gayle and Oprah are pathetic. Two wrinkly, old women with the mentality of teenagers still sadly trying to be the pretty, popular girl instead of just be grateful annd enjoying their mostly unearned success.

It’s embarrassing yet amusing to watch someone go through a late midlife crisis with billions to burn at their disposal.

by Anonymousreply 72May 14, 2024 8:34 PM

I don't have an issue with this. Wasn't Martha Stewart in the last one? Ham planets like Tess Holliday and the obligatory trannies...none of the people on their magazines are attractive or anything a het male would want to see, so of course put them in a bathing suit!

by Anonymousreply 73May 14, 2024 8:40 PM


by Anonymousreply 74May 14, 2024 8:56 PM

[quote]Ham planets like Tess Holliday

I must insist that future DL references to this woman always are phrased as "Ham Planet Tess Holliday."

by Anonymousreply 75May 14, 2024 9:01 PM

Apparently, Gayle still has a healthy tuft of public hair in her crotch.

by Anonymousreply 76May 14, 2024 9:02 PM

Quite big balls.

by Anonymousreply 77May 14, 2024 9:23 PM
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by Anonymousreply 78May 14, 2024 10:47 PM
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by Anonymousreply 79May 14, 2024 10:49 PM

Oprah arranged it because she loves sucking on Gayle’s droopy tits.

by Anonymousreply 80May 14, 2024 10:55 PM

Are we pretending not to see the woolly mammoth toe?

by Anonymousreply 81May 14, 2024 11:14 PM

Apart from everything else that is wrong with her wanting to do this and still be taken seriously as a (…clears throat) journalist, plus how unappealing she looks there, the pose itself is ludicrous. She looks supremely uncomfortable, like she’s about to brace herself so she doesn’t fall over.

And her reaction to learning that her pic is on the cover is totally disingenuous. She would have us believe she’s surprised??? Didn’t she engineer the whole thing?

These fake celebs make me sick.

by Anonymousreply 82May 14, 2024 11:42 PM

And Oprah's Hustler cover drops tomorrow!

by Anonymousreply 83May 15, 2024 12:01 AM

They said they wanted me!

by Anonymousreply 84May 15, 2024 12:02 AM

Gayle's reaction starts at about 3:50.

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by Anonymousreply 85May 15, 2024 12:26 AM

This is just a gimmick like when they made Ellen DeGeneres the new face of CoverGirl.

by Anonymousreply 86May 15, 2024 12:29 AM

Gay-les and O are wealthy women with personal chefs, trainers, nutritionists, and doctors on retainer.

They could not and didn't lose weight and keep it off until these medications became available. These medications work.

But weight gain and loss, growth spurts causes the skin to stretch and can leave scarring known as stretch marks behind, an unsightly skin deformation with no correction available.

Yeah, Gay-les is on the cover and she is now thin but the pic on SI will be so heavily edited and filtered it will be impressionistic.

by Anonymousreply 87May 15, 2024 12:50 AM

I am so thrilled this important newswoman is being honored! I would love to be invited in person to her house again (for the first time in years) to tell her how highly I think of this honor.

by Anonymousreply 88May 15, 2024 12:54 AM

[quote] Gay-les and O are wealthy women with personal chefs, trainers, nutritionists, and doctors on retainer.

I bet those two have some major binge-fests with ice cream, cake, cookies, etc.

by Anonymousreply 89May 15, 2024 1:00 AM

Why?? She’s such an artificial-looking dog.

by Anonymousreply 90May 15, 2024 1:03 AM

Gayle is attractive now. Because she has lost the excess weight. Through the use of the weight-loss medication.

by Anonymousreply 91May 15, 2024 1:07 AM

Who is the target audience for this?

by Anonymousreply 92May 15, 2024 2:34 AM

Mamma's mussy was once hot and greasy like a Deluxe Spicy Crispy Chicken 10 Piece but she cooled off and now the ranch dressing is separating.

by Anonymousreply 93May 15, 2024 2:51 AM

^Do better, Mamma's Mussy!

by Anonymousreply 94May 15, 2024 2:55 AM

Bask in the sensuality.

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by Anonymousreply 95May 15, 2024 3:07 AM

Sports Illustrated 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲,

Playboy 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰!

by Anonymousreply 96May 15, 2024 3:24 AM

Watching R94 she looks like Oprah. No wonder O is her BFF.

by Anonymousreply 97May 15, 2024 3:52 AM

I meant in the R95 video...

by Anonymousreply 98May 15, 2024 3:52 AM

Non-Murdoch link bump for the search impaired

by Anonymousreply 99May 15, 2024 8:31 AM


In one of the photos she is wearing green eyeshadow.

As if she isn't ugly enough.

by Anonymousreply 100May 15, 2024 9:13 AM

I'm a model? Oh…I'd like to thank Oprah, God and SI magazine.

by Anonymousreply 101May 15, 2024 9:18 AM

That is fuckin’ creepy!

by Anonymousreply 102May 15, 2024 9:21 AM

O’s going to give her a good ole fashion tongue lashing for acting like such a hussygirl

by Anonymousreply 103May 15, 2024 10:23 AM

SI has had old women and fat women as cover models in the past, but at least they were models. Gayle King looks like a soccer mom.

by Anonymousreply 104May 15, 2024 11:47 AM


by Anonymousreply 105May 15, 2024 12:07 PM

In the video her stock pose is surprised.

by Anonymousreply 106May 15, 2024 7:51 PM

R106 Reminds me of Joanna Lumley talking about her modeling days.

by Anonymousreply 107May 15, 2024 7:56 PM

Gayle is the very essence of sexy!

by Anonymousreply 108May 15, 2024 8:10 PM

she looks like an ass full of lard. I’m so over everything being woke...I cant stand the fake fawning over shit like this

by Anonymousreply 109May 15, 2024 8:24 PM

So fucking ugly and that's probably with loads of Photoshop!

by Anonymousreply 110May 15, 2024 8:43 PM

Gayle, Oprah, and now Faye Dunaway are all monsters from horror movies or your worst nightmares.

by Anonymousreply 111May 15, 2024 8:56 PM

Oh man, if they wanted to go old, they should have used the lovely Wendie Malick, she really was a model and still looks good, as good as Martha or Gayle.

by Anonymousreply 112May 16, 2024 5:58 PM
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