Danielle Herrington Is The Third Black Woman Ever To Appear On Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

It was revealed on Tuesday, that 24 year old model, Danielle Herrington from Compton, California, made the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 issue! Herrington is just the third black woman to be on the cover of the magazine, alongside Tyra Banks (1997) and Queen Bey (2007). 

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As a rising model, what better way to find out your on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 issue, than from America’s Next Top Model, and Supermodel Tyra Banks herself! In this video, Tyra, who is also from California, in the Inglewood area, unveils, in her well known, ANTM phrase “Only two girls stand before me…”   Danielle’s magazine cover, alongside Sports Illustrated Editor, MJ Day. Both women, Tyra and MJ, also congratulated Danielle publicly on Instagram. 

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According to Danielle and Tyra’s Instagram accounts, the models also spent some time together, to go and see The Black Panther premiere.Sports Illustrated is read by over 3 million people each week! In it’s 54 years of publication, there has been, now, only three black women on the cover of the Swimsuit issue.

The story behind Danielle’s cover though is just as amazing as the cover girl looks on the front page of the magazine.

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Like Sports Illustrated Editor,  MJ Day said, Danielle went from a rookie last year to being on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 issue all within a years time!! This all happened in a years time, and there hasn’t been a black woman on the cover in 11 years!

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“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!” - Danielle Herrington.

Danielle looks fierce, free, and like she is enjoying life right now! 

Congratulations Danielle! We wish you much more success and can’t wait to see you on another magazine cover! 

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