Will 'Blurred Lines' Model Emily Ratajkowski Be in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue?

Emily Ratajkowski was pretty much an unknown until her appearance in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video in 2013.

The song was one of the year's inescapable hits, and the video – notably featuring a topless Ratajkowski – has been viewed more than 257 million times.

Such a reaction has led many to speculate that Sports Illustrated would be featuring Ratajkowski in its 50th anniversary swimsuit issue, which hits newsstands Feb. 11.

In December, veteran SI swimsuit-issue editor MJ Day posted Instagrams of a brunette model on a tropical shoot, though stopped short of identifying Ratajkowski.

Coincidentally, the same day editor Day was Instagramming maybe-Ratajkowski, the model herself put up a photo from some tropical location, saying she'd arrived in "paradise."

This prompted photographer Dax Balladares to tweet a possible spoiler at Ratajkowski.

Emily arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globes Awards Afterparty on January 12, 2014.