Appearing on three Sports Illustrated covers in one year, plus a special edition digital cover, Megan Rapinoe was propelled into superstar status. Additionally, she would also become the first openly gay athlete to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with a gallery of over 30 photos online, also taking place in 2019.
Swimsuit 2019: St Lucia
Credit: Ben Watts
Appearing on her second Sports Illustrated cover in 2019
Appearing on a special edition Sports Illustrated Digital Cover following the World Cup victory
Among six variant covers for the 2019 World Cup Preview Issue