Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2009 Includes Phoenix Suns Dancer and Danica Patrick

The new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition out today features local Phoenix Suns dancer Kayla Oberg and Indy-Car-Queen Danica Patrick of Scottsdale.

That's Oberg on the right. Her bio on the site says she's a 22-year-old make-up artist from Gilbert -- dispelling any notion the town is just a boring Mormonville.

This is the second splash into the Swimsuit Edition by Patrick (below). Suffice to say, she's outdone herself.

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