September 24, 2020

Raven Lyn

Who Is She: This is not her first rodeo as they say. This L.A. based model counts among her recent projects campaigns with Pharrell and G-Star RAW, Nike and a Snakehips music video with Zayn Malik.

Where She’s From: She hails from the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota. But told GQ she’d love to go to Cuba. We knew there was a reason we fell in love with her.

Thoughts on Being an SI Swimsuit Model: As she shared on her Instagram page, “‘What a dream,’ she ‘Thank you so much to my @si_swimsuit family @mj_day @yutsai88 @jrugg8 @tracymurphymua such an honor to be a part of such a strong group of women #dreamsdocometrue.'”

Ebonee Davis

Who Is She: Not just another pretty face, this woman passionate about social issues and an activist. Sure, she’s graced the covers of magazines such as Glamour and Teen Vogue to name a few, but she’s also an advocate for change in the fashion world. Seeking to help create more authentic opportunities for women of color. Davis expressed her first-hand experiences of exclusion and systemic bias in her open letter to the fashion industry published by Harper’s Bazaar in 2016. As a result of her courage to speak out, Ebonee was invited to give a TED Talk at the University of Nevada entitled “Black Girl Magic in the Fashion Industry”.

Where She’s From: Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Davis now calls Brooklyn, New York her home where she hangs her hat while on the modeling grind.

Thoughts on Being an SI Swimsuit Model: Ebony expressed her thoughts in a more visual manner. To see what we mean, just take a gander below.

Let me tell you something about LOVE: Love isn't all about romance and attraction. Love isn't just a feeling you get. Love isn't something you give away and hope for in return. Love is transformative. Love is making a commitment to become the best version of yourself. Love is aligning your choices with your goals. Love is holding yourself accountable for the spaces you occupy and the people you surround yourself with. Love is being true to yourself regardless of the circumstances. Love is sharing your light with the world even when the world says you're not enough. Love is HEALING. Love is TRUTH. Love is GRATITUDE. Love is FEARLESS. Love is AUTHENTICITY. Love is the catalyst for our growth as individuals and our evolution as a species. Love is the reason I am here today. I am LOVE. I am UNCONDITIONAL. I am INFINITE. I am PASSIONATE. I am Ebonee Davis. I am a 2018 @SI_Swimsuit ROOKIE! #InHerOwnWords

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Jasmyn Wilkins

Who Is She: Ms. Wilkins is no stranger to modeling as she was a runner up in the Miss USA pageant, nor is she a stranger to the world of sports. You see, Jasmyn is the niece of Atlanta Hawks great Dominique Wilkins, the daughter of former New York Knick Gerald Wilkins (talk about basketball royalty). Seems like she was tailor made for Sports Illustrated.

Where She’s From: She was Ms. Georgia, so that should say it all.

Thoughts on Being an SI Swimsuit Model: The impact of all the women of color featured in this year’s magazine was not lost on her, as in a thank you Instagram post she said “This milestone in my career has been an absolute dream come true and I’ve worked so hard to get here. Also, MAJOR congratulations in order to the stunning cover model @danielle_herrington_ who is representing SI and especially all women of color so beautifully 💪🏾❤”

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