Last night, David Letterman lined up 10 of the supermodels featured in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue and made them tell jokes to a live audience.
It was an up-and-down affair: down, because some of the surprise had already gone out of the gag — as the host himself said, their reveal of the cover was foiled by “Chinese hackers.” But up — as in Upton! — because the models were all at their supermodel-y best, all telling the different punch lines the same way, like high cheekboned soldiers.
The 10 were there to present the “Top 10 Questions on the Application to Become a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model.” These included, “How naked do you see yourself in five years?” And, “Can you provide your own beach towel?” or “Please list your three most recent employers’ measurements.” One of these is funny.
Each woman told each joke using the same moves: stare down the camera, flirt with the camera, say words, smile, aaand model-turn! I’m missing the point: these aren’t women — these are supermodels, capable of enduring really cold temperatures for a photo shoot, and David Letterman for a laugh.
Take a look at the video below. Which woman is hiding an inner Artie Lange?