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 SI.com.