Danielle Herrington Becomes Third Black Woman to Appear on ‘SI’ Cover
It’s been one year since Danielle Herrington made her modeling debut in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. And now, the 24-year-old is back in this year’s issue—only this time her coveted spot puts her among the ranks of Beyoncé.
Yesterday, Sports Illustrated unveiled its new Swimsuit cover, which features Herrington in a pink bikini. Oh, and did we mention she’s the third woman of color to grace the front page?
Yep, she’s the third black woman to appear on the cover since the franchise began in 1964. She is following in the footsteps of Tyra Banks (1996 and 1997) and Beyoncé (2007) and, naturally, couldn’t be happier.
Herrington said, “Two of my role models are Tyra Banks and Beyoncé, so the fact that I get to join this incredible group of women as I become the third black model on the cover of SI Swimsuit is a dream come true.”
Slay, ladies. Slay.