Danielle Herrington was just announced as the cover girl for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for 2018. The women who have graced the SI Swimsuit issue covers are a who’s who of modeling, many of whom have gone on to have huge careers. In this Danielle Herrington wiki, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about this latest cover model, as well as some insight on why this is such a big deal in the world of modeling.

A Brief Bio on Danielle Herrington

Danielle Herrington was born on May 26, 1993, making her age 24. She is originally from Compton, California. According to Herrington, she lived in a good part of town. She never noticed any violence or hardship in terms of her neighborhood, telling People:

“A lot of the time after school, we would go to my grandma’s house because my parents were working. We would swim, ride our bikes down the street, we had a trampoline, scooters, everything! I went to a private school so I guess I got away from the bad action.”

She held ambitions of being a model from as early as the age of eight, and started trying to model at the age of 13. Herrington’s big breakthrough didn’t happen until she did her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2017.

Breaking Out

In 2017, Danielle Herrington made the interior of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She was part of the “rookie class” and that blew the doors wide open to a modeling career. Shortly after the issue was released, Herrington began getting tons of offers for modeling gigs, not just for swimsuits, but fashion modeling as well.

Due to the amount of work she received, Herrington moved to New York. Over the past year, her fame to the general public also grew, making her cover of this year’s Swimsuit issue just a natural extension of her breakout year.

Why Is It Such a Big Deal?

In a world with the Internet, what’s the big deal about a magazine filled with women in swimsuits? A few typed words into a search browser lets you see that and a lot more easily enough. In the case of Danielle Herrington getting the cover to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, it’s a big deal for a few reasons.

The SI Swimsuit issue has a legacy to it, especially in terms of the cover. Former SI Swimsuit cover models include Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson, and Kate Upton, all of whom saw a tremendous upswing in their careers after landing the cover.

Herrington is the third black woman who graced the cover. She joins the ranks of Beyoncé and her idol, Tyra Banks. Hopefully this is a sign of the magazine getting more progressive in terms of who will get the cover.

Where to Find Danielle Herrington

Danielle Herrington maintains a number of social media channels includingTwitter, and Instagram.

Herrington’s Twitter and Instagram accounts are regularly updated. A lot of her tweets tend to lend themselves to almost being motivational. Her Instagram, however, is where you can find all the pictures you could ever want of Danielle Herrington. Currently, the last batch of photos has tons of Herrington’s hot pics in swimsuits, lingerie, and revealing outfits.