Straight Outta Compton: Danielle Herrington Becomes Third Black Woman To Cover Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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Danielle Herrington Covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Black Girls out here winning!!!! Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue revealed their 2018 cover girl is Danielle Herrington. It’s only Herrington’s second issue, she was a rookie last year.

Here’s what she had to say about the experience, via

“It took place in Fiji and I was really nervous,” she revealed. “You know how you’re so nervous your knees shake? That was me. SI was my first big job modeling so I definitely felt the pressure within me.”

Danielle hails from Compton!!!

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“A lot of the time after school, we would go to my grandma’s house because my parents were working,” she shared. “We would swim, ride our bikes down the street, we had a trampoline, scooters, everything! I went to a private school so I guess I got away from the bad action.”

Herrington revealed that she always aspired to have a career like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit two-time cover star Tyra Banks. “I just remember Tyra Banks being on the cover and that’s where it all started for me,” she said. “That’s what really made me pursue modeling. SI was a goal from that point, from seeing Tyra on the cover. It was love at first sight… everything happened naturally.”

Luckily for her Tyra surprised her with the cover news.

Dreams do come true! Watch the emotional moment Danielle Herrington finds out she's our #SISwim 2018 cover model.

— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 13, 2018

If you couldn’t already tell, Danielle is a real Mama’s Girl

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She posted the surprise on her Instagram as well…

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