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Sports Illustrated Reveals Its 2018 Swimsuit Cover

Sailor Brinkley Cook at a Sports Illustrated event.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Sailor Brinkley Cook attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. Tune in to NBCSN on December 8 at 8 p.m. ET or Univision Deportes Network on December 9 at 8 p.m. ET to watch the one hour SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Sportsperson of the Year special. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Here's the 2018 swimsuit cover.

The 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is here. Today, the magazine unveiled its cover.

The cover on this year's issue features Danielle Herrington. She's somewhat of a newcomer to the SI Swimsuit family.

Herrington was a rookie in the swimsuit issue in 2017. Going from rookie to cover model is quite a leap, but obviously Sports Illustrated felt she deserved it.

"Last year, Danielle was a rookie, and yet already an exemplary model," said SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day. "She's an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador. All those things separately don't guarantee a cover, though. Danielle was a shy girl, who went from taking her first photos last year to showing up this year a completely different person. All the good things about her seemed to be magnified.

"She owned every single second of her shoot. She had an enthusiasm and effervescence about her — I felt like I was meeting her for the first time. Last year she showed up never expecting to be there; this year she showed up completely claiming her place and status as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model."

The cover was shot in Harbour Island, Bahamas. It was done by photographer Ben Watts.

"I can't even believe I'm saying this. I am the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model," Herrington said. "I can't wait for everyone to see it. I'm emotional, but I just want to say thank you to everyone who believed in me. I put in so much work for this and I'm feeling very accomplished, happy and excited."

Check out the cover below:

This year's issue will be on newsstands soon. More photos from the issue can be found on