Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated Populated with Six IMG Models

Since posting this perscriptives video our adolescent fascination with supermodels has returned. When news was delivered to the SPOT inbox that no less than 6 IMG models were populating the pages of the new Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated (on newsstands yesterday) we thought, 'they may not be Claudia, Cindy, Linda, Naomi, Helena, and Shalom but we'll still adore them!' Deets on each girl, below.

With six girls included in the book, more than any other agency and a record for IMG Models, Ivan Bart, Senior Vice President of IMG Models gushed, “We couldn’t be more proud of our line-up of clients in this years Swimsuit Issue. IMG has always been proud of our participation in this career making issue and we congratulate Daniella Sarahyba, Esti Ginzberg, Hilary Rhoda, Jarah Mariano, Jessica Gomes and Tori Pravers on their inclusion.”

Daniella Sarahyba – Brazilian stunner Sarahyba was born into the industry, her mother was a famous model as well. Daniella has been in TV ads for Olympus and print ads for H&M, Gap and Michael Stars. She was recently shot in Rio de Janeiro by Mario Testino for his upcoming shoot.

Esti Ginzberg-Israeli native, Esti has established herself as one of the new “it” girls, having worked with world renown photographers such as Bruce Weber, Blaise and Kenneth Willard and appearing in advertisement campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Burburry, Clarins, among others. As well as a talented singer, she was recently awarded the role as lead actress in the upcoming film, Twelve.

Hilary Rhoda- An All American Girl, Hilary Rhoda is currently the face of Estee Lauder and was recently named one of the highest paid models by Forbes magazine.

Jarah Mariano - American born Mariano’s distinct features can be tribute to her Hawaiian, Korean and Chinese descent. She has been featured in ad campaigns for MAC Cosmetics, Old Navy and A&F as well as in a music video for Jay Z. She will also appear in an upcoming episode of Chuck.

Jessica Gomes – Australian born Gomes is the youngest of four siblings. She has been featured in campaigns for DKNY, Adidas and Old Navy as well as appeared on The Today Show and Project Runway. Her acting career includes not only an appearance in an upcoming episode of Chuck but also is the star of her own Korean TV show titled, My Name is Jessica Gomes.

Tori Praver - Tori Praver, born in California and raised in Hawaii . Noted for her big break as the face of Guess, she has worked with some of the industry’s most renowned photographers, magazines and recently designed her own swimwear line, Tori Praver Swimwear, which is featured in the current issue.
Congrats to IMG and Tori, Jessica, Jarah, Hilary, Esti and Daniella!
photo credit: Getty Images, Andrew Walker

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