Sports Illustrated Announces as Model Search Winner
Brooks Nader is named winner of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 Model Search and will return as a Rookie in the 2020 issue. The Baton Rouge native attended the open casting call in Miami last year as a Model Search hopeful. Persevering each round of callbacks, Nader was interviewed and handpicked as “favorite” model applicant by the iconic Christie Brinkley, earning her way to the final six out of over 10,000 applicants.
The final six women traveled down to Paradise Island, The Bahamas to shoot with photographer Yu Tsai for a spread in the 2019 SI Swimsuit Issue. SI Swimsuit then turned to the fans to vote for the woman they’d like to see return to the pages of SI Swimsuit 2020. Based on a combination of popular vote, editor’s choice and an evaluation of the contestant’s proven history as an SI Swimsuit brand ambassador, Nader was named winner!
On July 12 & 13, Nader will be joining the SI Swimsuit team and current SI Swimsuit models in Miami for the in-person open casting call at the W South Beach. The open casting call provides an opportunity for both new and established models to meet with the SI Swimsuit team. Models from this year’s SI Swimsuit issue will be mentoring, interviewing and deliberating with the model search contestants to help them throughout the process. All model search contestants joining the SI Swimsuit team in Miami should keep their schedules open as they will potentially need to be available July 12, 13 and 14 to participate in the casting opportunity. For additional information visit: https://swimsuit.si.com
Photo Credit: Yu Tsai/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED