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Hannah Davis and her descending bikini land 2015 SI swimsuit cover

.@hanni_davis lands 2015 @SI_Swimsuit edition cover in barely-there bikini

Hannah Davis is the cover model of the 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and nearly all of her is on display.

The cover, which features Davis in a barely there bikini, was unveiled on "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday, with a brief appearance from Davis herself.

"Thank you to my @si_swimsuit and @imgmodels family! I am honored to be your 2015 cover girl! Wow!!" the IMG model wrote, sharing a pic of the cover on Instagram.

The image was shot by photographer Ben Watts at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. A white fence is visible in the background, that is, if you can look past Davis' descending bikini bottom, which she tugs at suggestively with her thumbs.

The shot has already been criticized for showing too much of her nether regions.

In a video posted on the Sports Illustrated website, Davis is seen finding out that she landed the coveted spot and said, "it feels like a dream."

"This has been my dream job," she said during a surprise gag when the image was first revealed to her.

This is the 24-year-old's first cover but third appearance in the magazine's annual bathing suit bonanza. In 2013, she scored a little cover box next to Kate Upton's famous Antarctic display.

The green-eyed stunner, who is currently dating baseball star Derek Jeter, has also appeared in campaigns for Jean Paul Gaultier, MAC and Ralph Lauren and is DirecTV's comely genie.

"I told my mom there was no way I'd get the cover," Davis told SI. "I told her 'They do beaches for covers and I'm on a farm. There's no way. It's not possible.'"

Indeed, last year models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen landed the mag's beachy front cover while three-time cover girl Upton scored the 50th anniversary issue's backside bonus cover.

The full 2015 issue debuts on Feb. 9 and hits newsstands on Feb. 10.

OK, but why would you wear a bikini on a farm? Follow me on Twitter @NardineSaad.

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