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 People.com.

“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!!!

My favorite holiday at my granny's house☺️

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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.

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

She posted the surprise on her Instagram as well…

SO THIS JUST HAPPENED! 🤯 @si_swimsuit @tyrabanks ❤️

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Sports Illustrated model Danielle Herrington runs in high heels and a tight purple dress on the beach in Miami Beach, Florida on December 7, 2017.

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    SI Swimsuit model Danielle Herrington shows off her curves in a metallic two piece bikini in Miami Beach, FL.

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    SI Swimsuit model Danielle Herrington shows off her curves in a metallic two piece bikini in Miami Beach, FL.

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    SI Swimsuit model Danielle Herrington shows off her curves in a metallic two piece bikini in Miami Beach, FL.

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    Arrivals to the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue launch event at Center415 in New York City. <P>

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    MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 07:  Danielle Herrington attends the Sports Illustrated Sneak Peek of its SI Swimsuit Island during Art Basel at The W Hotel South Beach on December 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

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