Danielle Herrington Becomes Third Black Woman to Cover Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue
Danielle Herrington covers the 2018 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated, making her the third Black woman to grace the cover of the magazine.
On top of this achievement, this is also Herrington’s first magazine cover ever. The model took to Instagram to express her excitement.
She posted her official cover and captioned it, “THANK YOU @si_swimsuit for having me on your COVER. This is my first cover ever and I am beyond speechless!
I dedicate this to all the young girls out there. Work hard, surround yourself with good people who believe in you and your DREAMS WILL COME TRUE!
……I am the luckiest and most grateful girl DREAM BIG. WORK HARD. BE RESPECTFUL. LOVE EACH OTHER. OWN IT!”
On February 13, Herrington, 24, appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where she was surprised by Tyra Banks, who was the first Black woman to cover the Issue. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter was the second.