You may need to brace your self ahead of having a look at the quilt of Sports Illustrated‘s 55th annual Swimsuit Issue, as a result of newcomer Danielle Herrington can have your jaw on the rattling ground. The 24-year-old style was once a Rookie in the 2017 iteration of the Swimsuit Issue, however has since graduated with best honors thank you to her shocking quilt shot from photographer Ben Watts, which options her dressed in an crowd pleasing purple bikini as she splashes round in the Bahamas.
While Danielle can rock an itty-bitty bikini like the best possible of them, that isn’t the best reason why her look on the quilt is so thrilling — she’s best the 3rd black girl to ever seem on the entrance of the mag, preceded by means of Tyra Banks in 1997, and Beyoncé in 2005. It marks some other step ahead for range, even though the mag nonetheless has some distance to cross. On best of Danielle, this 12 months’s version has 36 different fashions, together with “four returning cover models, five world-famous athletes, five mothers, four published authors, 12 rookies, six model search contestants, and 10 women who are featured in the new section, ‘In Her Own Words.'”
DANIELLE HERRINGTON, Y’ALL. 💥🔥https://t.co/5uHtKe3XuQ percent.twitter.com/vzESMKFa9Q
— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 13, 2018
Sports Illustrated additionally stunned their new quilt woman with an advent to Tyra herself, which left each of them in glad tears. Tyra, cribbing her monologue from America’s Next Top Model, knowledgeable Danielle that she best had “one photo in [her] hands,” ahead of revealing that Danielle was once the mag’s fortunate 2018 quilt style. Watch the candy second under!
Image Source: Ben Watts / SPORTS ILLUSTRATED