The look of exotic swimsuit models has drastically changed over the last forty years. Originally, a woman in the 1960s would be considered too heavy and out of shape. The first exotic swimsuit model who made bikini’s popular was model/actress Ursula Andress who wore a white bikini equipped with a knife around her waist in the first James Bond film, Dr. No. Later, Babette March who wore a white bikini on the cover of the 1964 issue of Sports Illustrated. By today’s standard, this bikini would be considered frumpy and out of style but at the time it was cutting edge and sexy.
Currently, the exotic swimsuit model has changed. Today’s culture calls for a thinner woman woman. In the sixties, most women did not workout and had a tendency to have natural body features. Today, women have become dangerously thin. With the added prevalence of plastic surgery, you will find a very different looking body of the current exotic swimsuit model in comparison to the classic model from the 1960s.
In addition, the swimsuits themselves have evolved resulting in more skin showing and less clothing being worn. This has stirred up a great deal of controversy for some, generating a buzz of enthusiasm and disbelief. Models have appeared in string bikinis, exotic designs, swimsuits without tops, and even swimsuits consisting of only body paint. A variety of swimsuits have been modeled to cause an increase in edginess and discussion. Some of the most prominent recent exotic swimsuit models have included Tyra Banks, Kathy Ireland, and Katyh MacPherson.