The Sports Illustrated Newcomers: Models Who Made The Cut

Michelle Ruzzene
Hailey Clauson has been tipped to be the next Kate Upton. Photo: Sports Illustrated.

People all over the world wait with baited breath for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

This year was no different.

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One beauty that caught our eye was a 19-year-old rookie tipped to be 'the next Kate Upton'.

Hailey Clauson is one of eight rookie models to feature in this year’s edition.

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The American beauty, who began modeling at the tender age of 13, said the best thing about shooting for the mag was “you really get to be yourself”.

“It kind of seems fake right now that it’s happening to me,” the Gucci model said in an interview with Business Insider.

“I’ve done the whole fashion thing so it’s nice to transition into the sexy, swimsuit world.”

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The 180cm statuesque stunner appears alongside other famous models including Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Chanel Iman and cover girl Hannah Davis.

But it’s the rookies we are keeping our eyes firmly planted on.

Watch this space.

List of Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2015 Rookie Models:
Hailey Clauson
Robyn Lawley
Caroline Waz
Ashley Smith
Erin Heatherton
Kelly Rohrbach
Rose Bertram