Who is Danielle Herrington? 5 things about the ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit cover star

The hotly anticipated 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was revealed Tuesday, and model Danielle Herrington graced the cover in a barely-there pink bikini.

Who is the up-and-coming model? Here’s everything you need to know.

She’s from Compton, Calif.

The model, who now resides in Brooklyn, told Fox News that her childhood was “pretty normal,” and remembers looking up to Tyra Banks growing up.

The 24-year-old also revealed that she always dreamed of modeling even though she says she’s “always been really shy.” Joining a modeling school as a schoolgirl helped her build her confidence, she told the news outlet.

She’s making history.

With the SI cover, Herrington has become just the third black woman to appear on the cover of the magazine, joining Banks (1997) and Beyoncé (2007).

Her big break was also with SI.

Her first big photo shoot was for the magazine’s swimsuit issue last year as part of the “rookie” class. SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day called Herrington a “natural brand ambassador.”

This year’s rookie class includes Olivia Culpo, Hunter McGrady and Ebonee…

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