Several athletes were featured in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, from Alex Morgan of the United States women’s national team to legendary gymnast Simone Biles.
Paige VanZant was among those featured.
The fierce 25-year-old MMA star is still among the most-intimidating in her sport, though she’s getting involved in other areas of the world.
Modeling is one of those other areas.
VanZant was featured in this year’s issue.
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) August 12, 2019
VanZant, who has more than 2 million followers on Instagram, shared some of her own photos on her social media page.
“I was unbelievably shocked that SI Swimsuit called and asked if I would be apart of their magazine. I have constantly been having to prove to the world and UFC fans that you can be beautiful and a bad ass at the same time. Well, now it’s my moment to shine,” VanZant told SI.com.
You can view Paige’s entire shoot with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit here.