PHOTOS: Danielle Herrington Named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Cover Model

This year’s issue also features Kate Upton, Aly Raisman, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, among many others

Model Danielle Herrington made a splash on Tuesday when Sports Illustrated Swimsuit announced she’d won the coveted spot on their 2018 cover.

Danielle has been featured inside the swimsuit issue before, but this will be the 24-year-old Compton, Calif., native’s first time gracing the cover. Additionally, she’s only the third black woman to hold that distinction since the annual magazine debuted back in 1964, following Beyoncé in 2007 and Tyra Banks in 1996 and 1997.

"I can't wait for everyone to see it,” she said in a statement to SI. “I'm emotional, but I just want to say thank you to everyone who believed in me. I put in so much work for this, and I'm feeling very accomplished, happy and excited."

Watch Tyra introduce Danielle as the 2018 cover model in a video (above) and see the cover in all its glory (below).

Other models joining Danielle in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2018 edition include perineal favorite and last year's cover model Kate Upton, U.S. Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, the 19-year-old daughter of supermodel and past Stern Show guest Christie Brinkley.

When Christie joined the Stern Show in 2015, she covered a variety of subjects, including her modeling career, her relationship with Billy Joel, and when a woman should and should not wear underwear. She also spoke at length about her daughter Sailor, who was already modeling at the age of 17. Listen to a clip from the interview (below).

Get more on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 here and see more photos of this year’s models (below).

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2018 BABY!!!!! I am so beyond honored to be a part of this beautiful group of women who stand for representation, inclusivity, diversity, and strength. And to be coming back to a magazine i’ve idolized forever as a rookie is such a dream. Thank you SI for not only letting me create fun images but for giving me artistic opportunities assisting photographers and being a crew member shooting BTS for ‘In her own words’ and if course THANK YOU for giving me the chance and the platform and the belief in me to speak out about subjects close to my heart. I am grateful beyond words. 🔥♥️ LETS PARTY!!!! 🦋🌊

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