VIBES by Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated swimsuit models invade Houston and the VIBES are good

Sports Illustrated swimsuit models invade H-Town and VIBES are good

Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Kate Upton
SI Swimsuit cover model Kate Upton at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Christie Brinkley, Sailor Brinkley Cook
Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Miguel
Miguel performs at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Ashley Graham
SI Swimsuit model Ashley Graham at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Kelly Gale
SI Swimsuit model Kelly Gale at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Lais Ribeiro
SI Swimsuit model Lais Ribeiro at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Miguel
Miguel performs at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival . Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
: SI Swimsuit model Danielle Herrigton
SI Swimsuit model Danielle Herrigton at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Robyn Lawley
 SI Swimsuit model Robyn Lawley at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Nina Agdal, Ashley Graham
SI Swimsuit models Nina Agdal and Ashley Graham sign copies of the 2017 SI Swimsuit edition before hitting the red carpet.  Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Hailey Clauson
SI Swimsuit model Hailey Clauson at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Bo Krsmanovic
SI Swimsuit model Bo Krsmanovic at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Kate Upton
SI Swimsuit Cover model Kate Upton signs copies of the 2017 SI Swimsuit issue before hitting the red carpet.  Photo courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Kate Upton
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Christie Brinkley, Sailor Brinkley Cook
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Miguel
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Ashley Graham
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Kelly Gale
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Lais Ribeiro
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Miguel
: SI Swimsuit model Danielle Herrigton
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Robyn Lawley
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Nina Agdal, Ashley Graham
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Hailey Clauson
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Bo Krsmanovic
Houston, VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, feb 2017, Kate Upton

Uber models Kate Upton and Chrissy Teigen were among the VIP’s on the red carpet at Friday night’s VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Fest, which was held outdoors on the grounds of downtown’s Post HTX.

Joining Upton, who is featured on three different covers of the 2017 edition, and eight-time SI Swimsuit model and Cravings cookbook author Teigen were fellow SI Swim models, including legendary supermodel Christie Brinkley and her daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook, Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, Mia Kang, Bojana Krsmanovic, Kelly Gale, SI Swim rookie of the year Bianca Balti, Lais Ribeiro, and Danielle Herrington.

The first-of-its-kind music/food/swimsuit event, hosted by Sports Illustrated, celebrates the popular sport magazine’s 2017 swimsuit issue with a two-day affair.

Just beyond the red carpet was a lineup of restaurant booths serving up bites by top chefs: Chris Shepherd (Underbelly), Hugh Acheson (Five & Ten, The National), Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro), Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel Gardner (The Pass & Provisions), and Tyson Cole (Uchi, UchiKo).

During the culinary portion of the evening, several models including Robyn Lawley, Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook, mingled and posed for selfies with guests. Although the event drew a nice-sized crowd, more male than female, there was plenty of elbow space in the large outdoor area.

Also mixing with guests were Teigen and her husband, Grammy Award winner John Legend. He skipped the red carpet, but joined Teigen a little later in the night.

Although Teigen was photo shy during her last trip to Houston for Super Bowl LI, refusing to take photos at the Bruno Mars LIFEWTR/Pepsico Super Bowl party, she was back to her press-friendly self Friday, laughing and posing for the media, and with guests. The jovial model joked with reporters that she was more “tired from the Downtown Aquarium,” which she visited earlier in the day, than from all the press. Teigen posted the Instagram photo below with her daughter at the Aquarium. 

 

Houston aquarium with Luna for @si_swimsuit launch week!!

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Feb 17, 2017 at 4:33pm PST

The famous couple walked from food booth to food booth, sampling all the dishes and greeting every chef. Teigen also had her own booth, where her original Frito Pie recipe was served.

R&B sensation Miguel took the stage at 8:30 pm and performed an hour and a half set of his hits, including, “Coffee,” “Adorn, “Do You…,” “Sure Thing,” and ”How Many Drinks.” His smooth performance enticed the crowd into requesting an encore, which the singer obliged, closing out the night with “Come Through and Chill.”

Also strutting their stuff at the festival were former cover models Nina Agdal, Hailey Clauson, Hannah Jeter, and Ashley Graham.

The festival lineup continued Saturday night with local Houston musicians, followed by headliner Diplo.