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Meet Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Rookie Of The Year: Alexis Ren

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Sports Illustrated has a new top rookie.

It's almost Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue time. This year's issue will be released in February.

To set the mood, SI announced that "Rookie of the Year" voting had begun earlier this week. This year's edition features 12 new women.

The 2018 edition will include Olivia Culpo, the girlfriend of Patriots wide receiver Danny Amdendola, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, the daughter of former SI Swimsuit stunner Christie Brinkley, among others.

Past winners of the award include:

Chrissy Teigen (2010), Kate Upton (2011), Nina Agdal (2012), Kate Bock (2013), Sara Sampaio (2014), Kelly Rohrbach (2015), Barbara Palvin (2016), and Bianca Balti (2017).

That's a loaded list.

Now a new name can join the swimsuit elite. Sports Illustrated tallied the votes and a new rookie sits on top.

No surprise here, Alexis Ren is the champ. SI announced the news here.

Meet her below:

Congratulations to the new Rookie of the Year, Alexis.