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Ciara is known for her hit song “Body Party,” but Sports Illustrated held a celebration for the stars of their swimsuit issue and the bawwwdies were definitely partying — particularly hers!

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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Ciara showed up and showed out at the SI Swimsuit launch for the 2022 issue and debut of Pay With Change at the Hard Rock Hotel in New York Thursday night.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Party

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The singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist flossed her flawless physique in a black Laquan Smith cutout mini, styled by Kollin Carter.

Ciara Attended Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch With Husband Russell Wilson

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Party

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Hubby Russell Wilson couldn’t keep his hands (or lips!) off his stunning wife, who is one of four cover stars for the 2022 Sports Illustrated Swim issue.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Party

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CiCi posed with fellow cover girls Yumi Nu and Maye Musk.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Party

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Kim Kardashian was the only one missing!

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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We’re loving this year’s selections!

Ciara Performed At The Sports Illustrated Swim Launch

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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Cici also took the stage at the event. She rocked a cowgirl inspired fit for her performance.

 

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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And we’re shooketh how she’s still a master of the matrix even after becoming a mother of three!

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Party

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As you would probably expect, the event was star-studded and full of the stunning models and celebrities who graced the pages of the 2022 issue. We thought Camille Kostek really impressed in this sequined blue maxi dress that flowed on her body like water.

 

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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Kamie Crawford also looked absolutely gorgeous in all black. She’s got such a beautiful smile too.

Professional NFL And WNBA Stars Attend Sports Illustrated Swim Event

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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New York Giants ballers Andrew Thomas and Azeez Ojulari made an appearance at the event. Lucky guys!

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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New York Liberty WNBA hoop stars Michaela Onyenwere and Didi Richards posted up next to Didi’s feature in the magazine which was on display at the party.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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Former cover girl Leyna Bloom, who is also featured in this year’s issue, pulled up for a photo with the gorgeous Duckie Thot who is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue rookie this year.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Party

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Hot pink was a popular choice for the event! SI Swim model Tanaye White also picked the amazing shade for her party dress.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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We love to see women supporting women! Michaela Onyenwere, Ciara, Didi Richards, Camille Kostek and Ari Chambers posed for a group shot.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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One of our all-time favorite curvy models, Marquita Pring celebrated in a sequined mini. She’s been on the pages of SI Swim for several consecutive years now and we ALWAYS love to see it.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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Ciara and Yumi made a really stunning sandwich with SI Swim EIC MJ Day.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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Orange you glad we posted this picture of SI Swimsuit model Cindy Kimberly?

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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We love the look back shot.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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These ladies have mastered it!

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Party

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We thought Duckie deserved a solo

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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She pairs amazingly well though, doesn’t she?

 

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates The Launch of the 2022 Issue and Debut of Pay With Change at Hard Rock Hotel New York

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Speaking of paired sets, can we get into these gorgeous girls Kamie and Leyna with the yummiest of yams on display?

This definitely looks like an incredible party. Congratulations to all of the faces of the 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Which looks were your faves?

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