Melbourne: Australian fashion model Lara Bingle is eyeing a spot on the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
The Aussie it-girl was overheard chatting about the US magazine over lunch at The Flying Fish Cafe with a pal recently and sources close to the model say a spot in the annual flesh-fest is at the top of her New Year’s wish-list.
A rep for Bingle has earlier denied talks were under way with the international sports mag but confirmed she is keen to appear in the annual swimwear issue.
"It’s definitely something she has talked about in the past and something that is a bit of a dream of hers," News.com.au quoted Bingle’s manager Titus Day as telling the Daily Telegraph.
"I think it would be a matter of developing her international profile a bit more first... and the magazine is known for picking women from all over the world.
"It may happen. But at this stage it’s not something we are actively pursuing. She is looking to move more into the fashion/stylist side of things with a bit of modeling here and there," Day added.