TODAY | February 18, 2014
>>> welcome back to sochi as we enjoy the olympic winter games . the folks at " sports illustrated " want you to think about summer, specifically the 50th anniversary of the swimsuit issue out today. and willie's got more on that.
>> that said.
>> the magazine " sports illustrated " just to name a few. to celebrate, the magazine reunited some of those legendary cover models. and for some reason, they invited me. excuse me, sir, i've got the golden ticket . what's going on here? a secret? once inside model mecca, my mission was to join the club and take a close-up with 22 of the biggest names in swimsuit history.
>> who is your favorite " sports illustrated " swimsuit model ?
>> i'm standing with her right now.
>> was i ready? did i have what it takes? if only there were a few dozen experts around to give some advice.
>> more rouge, you think?
>> more color?
>> more sexiness? this isn't working for you yet?
>> it's working. it's working.
>> first things first. learning the walk from petra nemkova .
>> so you're going to glide. like you mean it.
>> yeah. not that.
>> every supermodel needs a signature pose. so kate upton shared her secrets with me.
>> i always have a go-to pose. like the hand on the hip and up by my face.
>> yeah, right.
>> little push.
>> what is the hand? what does that add?
>> i don't know. it's me.
>> it's just --
>> for you, you could do a throwback like this. like you're pushing your hair back.
>> okay. with the hand on the waist?
>> yeah, always. yes! boom. killed it.
>> got it. geist/upton out.
>> but before we took the picture, i needed to understand what it meant to be a legend.
>> a legend is --
>> someone who goes off the beaten path and makes their own way.
>> aspirational, stood the test of time.
>> somebody who pushes in the mind and body.
>> someone who has left an indelible, lasting impression.
>> a person whose accomplishments are so amazing, the path would stand on its own.
>> despite meeting absolutely none of those criteria, i was ready for the big moment. even with the great photographer on the camera, i opted for a selfie. maybe it's best to leave it to the professionals.
>> obviously my selfies don't do any of those ladies justice. here's a look at the actual photograph. how about this for an all-star lineup of the all-time cover models over 50 years of " sports illustrated " magazine. really cool.
>> wake up, willie, it was all just a dream.
>> wake up with her next to you.
>> so did you learn anything? what is your one take-away moment of all of that?
>> i should not have been there. i had no business being in that room. i should have been home with my wife and children.
>> you learned a good pose, though, can you do that again?
>> that cat thing? no, i don't think that's it.
>> what was that?
>> that's the cat look.
>> that's not good. hairball.