Kate Upton may have landed the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue for a second year in a row but the real story should be the 2013 rookie class as revealed in this leak by Fashioncopious.com.
Two rookie beauties, Katherine Webb and Hannah Davis, are already well-known for their high profile relationships and career moves that include commercial and modeling successes. The other three models on the list have had success in their own right and the appearance in 2013 Swimsuit will send their name into the Google Search stratosphere when the issue is released on February 12th.
Our early favorite for Rookie of the Year would have to go to Hannah Davis who landed a coveted placement on this year’s cover, see the upper right corner. Back in 2011, Kate Upton landed this placement on the cover and eventually was crowned Rooie of the Year.
Kate Bock [24 Photos]
Before 21-year-old Kate Bock made her debut in Victoria’s Secret you probably saw her in Lonely Island’s music video for “Jack Sparrow.” Skip to 1:30 if you want to check her out. She then kept the momentum rolling with an appearance in Victoria’s Secret. [View 24 more photos here]
Natasha Barnard [44 Photos]
You first learned about 24-year-old Natasha Barnard on RSVLTS.com back in October when we revealed she was was to appear in the 2012 Sports Illustrated South Africa Swimsuit issue. Now Sports Illustrated has chosen to allow Natasha to cross over the Atlantic and become a star in the United States. [View 44 more photos here]
Emily DiDonato [32 Photos]
Emily DiDonato was raised in a small town in Upstate New York. It was pretty apparent that she had world class beauty so family and friends encouraged her to give modeling a go. It proved to be good advice. Vogue Germany dubbed her a “top newcomer” and she has made appearances for Guess, Victoria’s Secret and several other big names. We named her to our Women Who Will Dominate 2013 list but little did we know our prediction she would have a big year would mean she landed a rookie spot in Sports Illustrated. [View 32 more photos here]
Katherine Webb [26 Photos]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The new queen of the internet, A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb, was a last minute addition to the Swimsuit issue after she made her international debut during the BCS National Championship game in early January. [View 26 more photos here]
Hannah Davis [41 Photos]
Hannah Davis is on the fast track to superstardom in 2013. Davis, a model for Ralph Lauren has been rumored to be dating Derek Jeter since summer 2012. The New York Daily News said Davis made a “rare, huge first impression” on the Swimsuit issue editors that she “could even be one of the beauties in the running for this year’s cover.” We now know that she didn’t land the cover but with the DirecTV commercials crushing it on TV we should see plenty of her in the future. [View 41 more photos here]