Danielle Herrington Got The Cover Of This Year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Growing up, I mainly kept the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition around just to throw my parents off the scent of piano lessons and my love for Designing Women into thinking I was straight. That being said, this kween can appreciate some swimsuit history, which was made this year when Danielle Herrington became only the third African American woman to be the cover girl for the magazine.

People reports Danielle will follow in the footsteps of Tyra Banks, who shared the cover in 1996 before getting a solo one in 1997, and Beyonce, who had the honor in 2007. I’m glad to see Bey’s and Miss Tina’s press flunky is earning their keep, as People felt the need to articulate Bey wore a variety of House of Dereon (RIP!) swimsuits when she had the cover. Danielle recognized she had some big bikinis to fill:

“Two of my role models are Tyra Banks and Beyonce, so the fact that I get to join this incredible group of women as I become the third black model on the cover of SI Swimsuit is a dream come true. I am so excited to be part of this iconic brand that has long given identity and voice to women of all shapes, colors and beliefs. I hope that young girls who look at this cover are inspired to dream as big as I did and work hard to attain all their goals.”

She was a rookie in the 2017 issue, so it’s quite the upgrade. Tyra showed up in a terrifying weave and Palm Springs madam cat suit to have Danielle to a fake photo shoot to reveal that she was getting this year’s honor.

Tyra was crying, Danielle was crying, that white chick was crying, and even I began to feel something…emotional? No, not tears. Annoyance that in Tyra’s self-promoting America’s Next Top Model skit of saying “One girl stands before me…” she didn’t think to go truly all out! Why not invite the Hadid sisters and whoever else didn’t get the cover to scream out to them, “WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!” Now THAT would have been a cover moment!

Pic: Sports Illustrated/Ben Watts


  1. Yeah, um, went searching for a bigger version of that because … er … well … and nevermind because look! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_A

  2. JalapenoJarvis

    Very much agree. Here’s hoping they all find something that shows them personal value beyond their looks and their parents.

  3. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    I was going to say, “that’s an odd choice for a suit” until i saw it’s painted. That’s actually awesome and cool.

  4. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    In 11 years there were SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTEEN issues of SI?? I never think of it until some nonsense about the bikini issue pops up.

  5. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    I thought it was Antonio Banderas but now i don’t think so…..hmm

  6. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    Hopefully she parlays it better than Kate Upton. (Admittedly Upton did pretty well until no acting talent and all slowed her down)

  7. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    That tattoo and tiny head….

  8. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    God, Tyra is always so extra. That girl is beautiful but she could look a little happier or something in tgat cover photo. She has a brilliant smile, but i guess that confused/constipated look is what gets the straight guys going?

  9. Did they photoshop her skin darker? Her skin is very light for a black girl.

  10. Lefemmenikita

    Good to see some representation. Especially during Black History Month

  11. Charlie Hunnam's butt

    OMG! she is very pretty!

  12. Charlie Hunnam's butt

    you know it!

  13. Charlie Hunnam's butt

    I think her attitude was the biggest turn off.

  14. Oh so she did get fired, good!

  15. Oh yay! These posts always bring out the absolute best in people! Especially all the non-regulars.

  16. “Open a vein” 😂😂😂😂😂 (& so true poor girl looks miserable)

  17. Thank you. ☺️

  18. thats better than the fake bikini thing

  19. taking a shit?

  20. fug

  21. right? thats called a womans hips?

  22. huh? Yawn fest

  23. 😣 thanks

  24. Granted this pic is after her plastic overhaul.

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