The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a breeding ground for up-and-coming models, and this year's cover star proves that. The 24-year-old model, Danielle Herrington, officially became the third black woman to appear on the cover, joining Tyra Banks and Beyoncé.
The stunning model posed seductively on the pristine beaches of the Caribbean islands wearing a sexy string bikini. Her Barbie pink bikini from Ola Vida featured a strappy top and scandalous thong bottoms. Read on to see why everyone is mesmerized by her cover, see more of her IRL swimsuit shots, and buy similar versions of her bikini.