Your Sports Illustrated Round Up!

In the past couple weeks, Sports Illustrated (SI) has been popping up on newsfeeds everywhere. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, unveiling the much anticipated (and coveted) cover, as well as announcing a record-breaking 12 new rookies, there has been a whole lot of excitement surrounding SI.

Photo: James Macari

Photo: James Macari

The Cover Girls: Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen

The 12 Rookies: Gigi Hadid, Sara Sampaio, Emily Ratajkowski, Hannah Ferguson, Marloes Horst, Lauren Mellor, Samantha Hoopes, Lily Aldridge, Valerie van der Graaf, Cris Urena, Bregje Heinen, and Chanel Iman.

We are so excited about all the new rookies, especially with former Victoria's Secret Angel, Chanel Iman and GUESS sensation Samantha Hoopes, joining the SI family.

"People close to me say modeling’s not forever and I agree with them, but I also think the time is now or never so I’d rather have now to look back on rather than never have done it. I’ve always lived in my house under my parents roof. Then when I moved to Hollywood last year, I felt so liberated and like a different person. I could wake up and choose what I wanted to do. For once in my life I’m following my heart instead of doing what people tell me to do." - Samantha Hoopes, SI Rookie

To read more about the rookies, read on SwimDaily and don't forget to pick up your copy of the magazine, set to hit stands tomorrow!