Posing with her left thumb pulling her tie-dye bikini bottom slightly down and flowing wet hair, the daughter of Mohamed Hadid and "Real Housewife" Yolanda Foster looks every bit a natural beauty in the spread, which was shot in Tahiti by Yu Tsai.
Her chainmail bikini top is especially revealing, showing off her cleavage and leaving little to the imagination.
Speaking with E! News, the starlet explained why she appreciates being asked to come back year after year to be in the notoriously popular issue.
"This is my third issue now," she said. "I've worked with the Sports Illustrated team, and I know that they have really always celebrated and always loved women and make you feel really good about yourself. They don't ask you to change."
See more sexy shots from the Sports Illustrated 2016 Swimsuit Issue:
Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Edition 2016
Gigi Hadid rocks barely-there two-piece in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
We know how to cure your Monday blues... More 2016 #SISwim photos and videos in our bio 💋
Shot by @yutsai88 swimsuit by @nastygal
"Morning stretch and flex!" #Regram from @emilydidonato 😝 More gorgeous 2016 photos in our bio. Photo by @jamesmacari in Turks & Caicos. Swimsuit by @kovey.
The wait is over! The first #SISwim Rookie of 2016 is... @realbarbarapalvin!
Click the link in our bio to get to know Barbara! 👙🌴
There’s only one name you need to know…Bo. Meet #SISwim’s newest brunette bombshell @bokicaboba! She’s Rookie No. 3 in the 2016 lineup. Click the link in our bio to find out more about this Serbian beauty.
Without further ado, introducing Rookie No. 2 - @theashleygraham! 👙🔥
Click the link in our bio to find out all about Ashley! #SISwim
Have you heard? "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed" is airing on February 13th at 10:30 p.m (ET)/ 7:30 p.m (PT) on @tntdrama #siswim (📸 : @yutsai88)
Want to win a date with @si_swimsuit model @samanthahoopes_ ? Click the link in our bio to find out how! #siswim #SchickMagnet
Swoon @hanni_davis ❤️ (📸 : @wattsupphoto) #siswim
Is it February yet? Click the link in our bio to find out all the scoop on the 2016 issue! 🎨 #siswim #bodypaint
Ronda's back for another round of body paint! 👙🌴 #SISwim
The 2016 #SISwim Issue comes out today!!! 🎉👙🌴
We're here to make your Friday a little bit better with the last #SISwim Rookie of 2016, @mit_tanya!
Click the link in our bio to learn more about our new Russian beauty! 😘
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An advocate for women empowerment, @philomenakwao has a heart of gold. #SwimSexy
She's good as gold. #SwimSexy @theashleygraham
Congrats @theashleygraham on becoming an official @SI_Swimsuit model! She SLAYS in our #SwimSexy The Globetrotter Bikini. Link in bio to purchase! #CurvesInBikinis
Silver is the new sexy. @nicolajgriffin #SwimSexy @SI_Swimsuit (link in bio to see the whole campaign) ✨