ALSO MODELED FOR: V Magazine, French Vogue, Benetton, M.A.C., Yves Saint Laurent
REACTION TO BEING IN SI: All I could think about was that a girl from Brooklyn was going to be in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. I started modeling only three years ago.
IS MODELING REALLY THAT HARD? There are jobs out there that are way harder, but this isn't the easiest job. The reaction that the people on shoots give off is interesting. You never know whether they like the picture or hate it.
DO ANY OF US REAL GUYS HAVE A SHOT? You do see some supermodels with actor and celebrity boyfriends, which is fine. But I prefer a real guy.
PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE: A mix between Beverly Johnson, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Beverly Peele.
WORLD'S HOTTEST ATHLETE: LeBron James. He just has a swagger. You watch him play basketball, and you're like, Whoa! Yeah, it's LeBron James, hands down.
Swimsuit by MARA HOFFMAN ($174)
Necklace by SLANE & SLANE
Rings by ME&RO and EXEX JEWELRY BY CLAUDIA AGUDELO