You don’t just get to be on the cover of the coveted Sports Illustration Swimsuit Edition by fluke. It takes hard work, dedication, and one heck of an Instagram account. Just look at one of this year’s cover models: Hailey Clauson.
I’m not sure exactly how or who makes the decision of which model(s) gets to grace the cover. I assume it’s an editor, or perhaps some sort of committee. It’s not like a first-come-first-serve kind of thing where Hailey just got in line ahead of Candice Swanepoel and Elsa Hosk. Hailey was carefully selected to be on the cover, and there’s a good reason for it.
In order to truly understand why Hailey was chosen, you need look no further than her miraculous Instagram page. Who knew that one account could be filled with so much hotness. It’s like every single pic is straight out of a magazine. This is quality stuff you’d normally have to pay for, and she’s just gifting it to us for free.
I guess all I can is “Good pick, Sports Illustrated!”
I’m so incredibly excited to announce that i am on the cover of the 2016 issue of sports illustrated swimsuit issue @si_swimsuit ,honestly words can’t describe how grateful I am. I have worked my butt off and never gave up on my dream! Thank you so much for making my dreams come true tonight @mj_day I have so much love for you! Thank you @jamesmacari for getting that magic shot! Hair is by @riadazar9 and makeup is by @tracymurphymua 💕 Wowwwww! #SISwim #tnt @tntdrama 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻👙👙👙👙👙🔥🔥
Still reminiscing over what happened this week, thank you everyone from @si_swimsuit @sportsillustrated that has made my dreams come true. Every single person has been so much fun to get know and work with over the past year. And thank you to all the amazing women in this issue who have inspired me and been so supportive. Love all of you!
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