The 24-twelve months-broken-down model from Compton, California, got the shock of a lifetime when SI Swim memoir Tyra Banks greeted her at the Sports actions Illustrated office with her 2018 conceal. Herrington traveled to the Bahamas for her shoot and poses in a sizzling purple Ola Vida string bikini on the conceal.
Herrington is the third dim girl to conceal SI Swim for the reason that franchise started in 1964, following in the footsteps of Banks, who first lined the journal alongside Valeria Mazza in 1996, adopted by a solo conceal in 1997. Beyoncé landed the coveted space in 2007, photographed by Cliff Watts in a fluctuate of Home of Deréon swimsuits.
“Two of my objective gadgets are Tyra Banks and Beyoncé, so the truth that I rep to hitch this unbelievable neighborhood of girls as I become the third dim model on the conceal of SI Swimsuit is a dream near fair appropriate,” Herrington stated of the distinction. “I am so mad to be piece of this iconic save that has prolonged given id and command to ladies of all shapes, colours and beliefs. I’m hoping that young girls who study this conceal are inspired to dream as huge as I did and work laborious to attain all their targets.”
In a 2017 interview with Fox News, Herrington published that she continuously aspired to maintain a profession cherish Banks and wide title on the conceal of SI Swim. “I fair appropriate keep in mind Tyra Banks being on the conceal and that’s the place it all started for me,” she stated. “That’s what no doubt made me pursue modeling. SI became a diagram from that level, from seeing Tyra on the conceal. It became cherish first and main see… every thing came about naturally.”
And whereas she became so mad for her debut Rookie shoot in 2017, she additionally had some first-time jitters.
“It took space in Fiji, and I became no doubt worried,” she published. “You already know how you’re so worried your knees shake? That became me. SI became my first huge job modeling so I positively felt the stress interior me.”