NEW YORK - Model Brooklyn Decker has landed the coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover this year.
The 22-year-old wife of tennis star Andy Roddick said being chosen for the front is "the news of a lifetime".
The cover photo of Decker smiling in a yellow bikini was a departure from the more sultry look that Sports Illustrated had gone for the past few years, she said.
Decker compared it to covers from the 1980s or '90s, when Elle Macpherson won her covers with a friendly, sun-loving look.
Sports Illustrated keeps the cover photo a secret - even from the models - until less than 24 hours before it's revealed.
Decker said now the mad dash was on to find outfits for TV appearances that will come with the gig.