Ah, it’s that time of the year again, when the weather gets so cold that the only thing that could possibly warm you up is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue was revealed on Wednesday, and the model whose covering the glossy is none other than Hannah Davis.
According to Sports Illustrated, Davis was shot at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee by photographer Ben Watts. This honor was a complete surprise to Davis as she didn’t think she would get the main spot. “I told my mom there was no way I’d get the cover,” Davis said. “I told her ‘They do beaches for covers and I’m on a farm. There’s no way. It’s not possible.'”
It’s true that a tropical theme is usually used for these issues, after all, you usually see swimsuits on the beach, but with a photo like this, how could you resist?
This is Hannah’s first cover and third appearance in the Swimsuit Issue. She admitted that even a little piece of the cover would had made her extremely happy. “I’ve always enjoyed the whole Swimsuit experience, and said that anything extra—a little square on the cover or anything like that—was a bonus. But still, this was my dream.”
As you all know, Sports Illustrate swimsuit models go on to have pretty incredible careers. Just take a look at Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen and Irina Shayk.
We’re so happy for Davis and we can’t wait to see where this opportunity brings her!
Head over to Sports Illustrated for more information.