For third time, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit cover features an African-American

Postado Fevereiro 15, 2018

You probably wouldn't think that modelling would be a particularly high-risk job, but try telling that to Kate Upton, who was nearly swept away after being hit by a freak wave while posing for Sports Illustrated.

The model, who graced the coveted cover in 2016, is once again featured in the magazine's 2018 spread, modeling bikinis and showing off her curves on the Island of Nevis. "Each woman in the issue has her own unique story, and I am honored to be a part of it".

Danielle Herrington may be a newbie, but she's already a superstar.

She also shared an inspiring message on her Instagram when revealing her cover. Tears of joy for you this morning! "She had an enthusiasm and effervescence about her - I felt like I was meeting her for the first time", Day continued.

"One girl stands before me".

On Tuesday, it was announced that 24-year-old model Danielle Herrington would grace the cover of this year's SI Swimsuit issue.

Herrington is the third black woman to appear on the cover of the annual issue that launched in 1964. Danielle joins an impressive pair of women who also boast the accolade. The first was Tyra Banks and the second was Beyoncé - two of Herrington's idols.

"The new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is making headlines with their "#MeToo" theme, despite having the models pose nude, and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation is calling on retailers to act: "pull the magazines off the racks. According to the editor, the mag's "creating and giving platforms to these women" and presenting them as multidimensional people. SI was a goal from that point, from seeing Trya on the cover. Aly Raisman, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Paulina Porizkova and Robyn Lawley are among those posing naked with words written on their skin. And every four years, you could mix in the Winter Olympics. Just last month, the Olympic gold medal-donning gymnast delivered a powerful testimony in the Larry Nassar case, in which she shed light on the abuse that she and her fellow athletes endured from the former USA Gymnastics doctor.