CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS to DANIELLE HERRINGTON for scoring the very prestigious solo cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUITS ISSUE 2018!!!
2018 marks the 54th year of the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE, and, DANIELLE HERRINGTON is only the THIRD Black Model to ever BLESS a cover.
This year she is joined by her fellow 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Sistas EBONEE DAVIS, IYONNA FAIRBANKS, JASMYN WILKINS, RAVEN LYN, SLOANE STEPHENS, and; TABRIA MAJORS.
To think just a little over a year ago I was still working part-time as a maid, literally scrubbing floors after I completed photo shoots, constantly questioning if this “modeling thing” was going to work out. Suffice it to say, I think I’m doing pretty well :) I cannot believe that I get to be apart of this great legacy that is @si_swimsuit! Thank you @mj_day and the SI team for taking risks and being a champion for diversity. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and want to remind everyone to always believe in yourself, trust the process, and never give up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @yutsai88 MUA @paulyblanch Hair @djquintero Suits are tagged
My heart is so full today ⚡️❤️ Excited to share the first look at the @si_swimsuit edition 2018 as I’m en route to NYC to celebrate the launch . This milestone in my career has been an absolute dream come true and I’ve worked so hard to get here. Also, MAJOR congratulations in order to the stunning cover model @danielle_herrington_ who is representing SI and especially all women of color so beautifully 💪🏾❤️ Thank you to my family, friends, agents and the entire Sports Illustrated team for believing in me . Link in my bio for the full gallery and don’t forget to purchase the issue on newsstands NATIONWIDE tomorrow! #SI #SiSwim @sportsillustrated @mj_day @nextmodelsmia @onemanagement @mpmanagementlosangeles @mpmanagementchicago @directionsusa @1month_tolift
Let me tell you something about LOVE: Love isn't all about romance and attraction. Love isn't just a feeling you get. Love isn't something you give away and hope for in return. Love is transformative. Love is making a commitment to become the best version of yourself. Love is aligning your choices with your goals. Love is holding yourself accountable for the spaces you occupy and the people you surround yourself with. Love is being true to yourself regardless of the circumstances. Love is sharing your light with the world even when the world says you're not enough. Love is HEALING. Love is TRUTH. Love is GRATITUDE. Love is FEARLESS. Love is AUTHENTICITY. Love is the catalyst for our growth as individuals and our evolution as a species. Love is the reason I am here today. I am LOVE. I am UNCONDITIONAL. I am INFINITE. I am PASSIONATE. I am Ebonee Davis. I am a 2018 @SI_Swimsuit ROOKIE! #InHerOwnWords
THANK YOU @si_swimsuit for having me on your COVER. This is my first cover ever and I am beyond speechless! I dedicate this to all the young girls out there. Work hard, surround yourself with good people who believe in you and your DREAMS WILL COME TRUE! To @mj_day and your amazing team at @si_swimsuit #FamilyForever, thank you! To my my parents, family and friends, I LOVE YOU, thank you! To my agent @sandrasperka thank you for not only being the best agent, but also my mentor and friend! To @bodybymato for supporting me for the last 2 years and always being there for me! To my agency @women360mgmt you guys are the bomb! I am the luckiest and most grateful girl DREAM BIG. WORK HARD. BE RESPECTFUL. LOVE EACH OTHER. OWN IT!