Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has unveiled its stunning lineup of rookies for the upcoming 2024 issue, and these models are more than just beautiful faces. The magazine, known for its celebration of diversity, has selected seven rookies who are making their mark in various fields.
One of the rookies, Achieng Agutu, is a 26-year-old content creator and confidence coach who has earned over $1 million as a full-time influencer. With nearly 500,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok, Achieng empowers her audience through her lifestyle content, focusing on self-love and reshaping beauty standards.
Nina Cash, a retired university associate dean, had to put her modeling career on hold when she became a single parent at the age of 25. Now, at 56 years old, she is finally fulfilling her modeling dream. Nina's journey to the SI Swim Search Final is a testament to the idea that beauty blossoms with age.
Sharina Gutierrez, a 32-year-old model, has been in the industry since the age of 12 and has worked with high-profile brands such as Reebok and Ralph Lauren. She is also a sound guide and founding member of Mama Mantra, a family brand that promotes positivity and encourages self-belief.
Jena Sims Koepka, a former teen beauty queen and CEO of a non-profit organization, is no stranger to the spotlight. Known for her role in the Sharknado movies, Jena founded Pageant of Hope, which supports children and teenagers facing challenges. She is married to PGA star Brooks Koepka.
Penny Lane, a 27-year-old model from England, overcame body image struggles and an unhealthy relationship with her body to become a certified holistic health coach. She uses her platform to raise awareness about mental health and body image issues.
Berkleigh Wright, a tech industry businesswoman and Denver Broncos cheerleader, is not only a successful professional but also passionate about giving back to her community. She works with various charitable organizations, including the Children's Hospital of Colorado and Habitat For Humanity.
Brittney Nicole, a former Navy member, decided to pursue her dream of modeling just a year ago. Despite her relatively short time in the industry, she has already seen success, including walking the runway at New York Fashion Week.
These rookies represent a diverse range of talents and backgrounds, and their inclusion in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2024 issue highlights the magazine's commitment to embracing beauty in all its forms. Stay tuned for the May issue to see these inspiring women in action.