24-year-old model Hannah Davis lands the 2015 cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

24-year-old model Hannah Davis lands the 2015 cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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It's official, 24-year-old model Hannah Davis (aka Derek Jeter's girlfriend) landed the highly coveted cover of this year's Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition.

Davis posted the good news (and risqué cover) to her Instagram account with the caption: "Thank you to my @si_swimsuit and@imgmodels family! I am honored to be your 2015 cover girl! Wow!!"

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The annual issue's cover girl was revealed late Wednesday on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon."


"I told my mom there was no way I'd get the cover," a surprised Davis told Sports Illustrated after the big reveal. "I told her 'They do beaches for covers and I'm on a farm. There's no way. It's not possible.'"

"I've always enjoyed the whole Swimsuit experience, and said that anything extra—a little square on the cover or anything like that—was a bonus," adds Davis. "But still, this was my dream."

Watch the Sports Illustrated team reveal the cover to a shocked Davis below:


According to Forbes, the swimsuit issue has made more than $1 billion for Time Inc. since it became a stand alone issue in 1997. The issue also accounts for 7% of SI's annual revenue, and sells about one million copies on newsstands, more than any other issue of the magazine.

For Sports Illustrated's 50th anniversary last year, the magazine chose a cover with three models. Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal, and Lilly Aldridge all made the cover.

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Teigen tweeted late Wednesday after the Davis announcement:

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