Skip Nav
Spring Fashion
An Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best White T-Shirt of Your Life
Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama's Sheer WHCD Dress Is Definitely 1 For the History Books
Celebrity Style
It Wouldn't Be the White House Correspondents' Dinner Without a Side of Style

Fabsugar Interviews Sports Illustrated Model Jarah Mariano

Model of the Week: Jarah Mariano

Sports Illustrated model Jarah Mariano is the epitome of exotic; she's a gorgeous blend of Hawaiian, Korean, and Chinese. You may recognize her face from Victoria's Secret, Armani Exchange, Roxy, Abercrombie & Fitch, and H&M ads; it's a face you don't forget. But then again, her body is pretty unforgettable, too. It took the spotlight in both the latest SI swimsuit issue, as well as the 2008 edition. I recently chatted with the model — who at the age of 15 was discovered in Santa Monica — about bikinis, traveling, and fashion.

Three words that describe your personal style?

Bohemian, vintage, and natural.

What is the best and worst thing about modeling?

Living in a fantasy land.

What is one destination you still need a stamp for on your passport?

Halong Bay in Vietnam looks intriguing.

To read more and to see more steamy photos,

Who are your favorite designers?

I'm not much of a fashionista but I like Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. Stella is sleek and light, but prominent. McQueen is edgy, bright, and innovative.

What was the coolest thing about being in Sports Illustrated?

Being in it!

What is your favorite bikini style and how many swimsuits do you own?

I own way too many and the list grows. I just bought five more last night. I like colors and nothing too bulky, as I can tan quicker and won't have those major lines!


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Source and Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Gorg!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Gorg!
Chaelle Chaelle 6 years
I agree with steaknegg salad too. Tired of ethnicity defining people. She's gorgeous, the end!
steaknegg-salad steaknegg-salad 6 years
Again with the use of the word "exotic". Please stop. It's a damn shame that models do not reflect the global make up of the world... kudos to Jarah for makin' it in a profession set against her. She is just plain beautiful. Period. Quit the exotification. Thanks.
Steph84 Steph84 6 years
She went to HIgh School with me and is super-sweet! :) Good for her!!
clew001 clew001 6 years
i always thought she was filipino & white. i would have never guessed that she is full asian.
heatherhas heatherhas 6 years
Oo yay! I love seeing asian/pacific islander models.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 6 years
She was just on Make Me a Supermodel. I love that show.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 6 years
She was just on Make Me a Supermodel. I love that show.
What Ashley Graham's Sports Illustrated Cover Means to 1 Curvy Latina
Gigi Hadid's Mom's Modeling Pictures
SI Cover Girl Ashley Graham Is a Curvy Role Model (Video)
Bar Refaeli Baby Bump in a Bikini Instagram Photo 2016
Celebrities Over 40 Wearing Bikinis | Pictures
Gigi Hadid at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch 2016
Selena Gomez Sexiest Instagram Pictures

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
X