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Photos: Sports Illustrated Unveils 55-Year-Old Swimsuit Model

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 15: Robin Holzken, Vita Sidorkina, Chase Carter and Anne de Paula attend the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show at PARAISO during Miami Swim Week at The W Hotel South Beach on July 15, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is currently conducting its "SI Swim Search" for next year's edition of the iconic magazine.

Today's candidate, Kathy Jacobs, is perhaps its most-notable model yet.

Jacobs is 55 years old and is attempting to change "the views on women over 50, not only by society, but by ourselves. It is a boomerang effect, and we as women over 50 need to stand together and realize how amazing, relevant, beautiful and sexy we all are."

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit posted Jacobs' photoshoot on Instagram today.

"I am doing this to be part of a change in the views on women over 50, not only by society, but by ourselves. It is a boomerang effect, and we as women over 50 need to stand together and realize how amazing, relevant, beautiful and sexy we all are. It's time women of all ages unite and claim our power! Ageism impacts all of us, and women of all ages coming together and stopping it now helps prevent future generations from ever experiencing it!" Jacobs said.

Jacobs, a self-described "actress/model/age inclusive activist 55," has nearly 20,000 followers on Instagram - a number that's sure to increase soon.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has unveiled a series of its "SI Swim Search" models on Instagram this week. You can meet them all


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#SISwimSearch Sweet 17: Meet Kathy Jacobs⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “I am doing this to be part of a change in the views on women over 50, not only by society, but by ourselves. It is a boomerang effect, and we as women over 50 need to stand together and realize how amazing, relevant, beautiful and sexy we all are. It's time women of all ages unite and claim our power! Ageism impacts all of us, and women of all ages coming together and stopping it now helps prevent future generations from ever experiencing it!” - @ageisbeauty⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Click the link in bio to learn more about Kathy! ✨

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