Meet the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Hopefuls!

Turn to the foldout on approximately page 21 of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, and you will be introduced to eight lovely ladies. These models came together on a freezing day in California to take part in a one day photshoot as part of SI’s new Model Search -  culminating in the opportunity to be featured in the 2012 issue of Sports Illustrated!

On Tuesday night at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch party at Pranna, Modelinia met Catrinel Menghia, Elena Baguci, Elisandra Tomacheski, Tamiris Freitas, Kathy LeutnerKasia Gogolkiewicz, Jessica Perez, and Jasmine Tookes, each of whom participated in a photoshoot in Laguna Beach, California, as part of the contest. Over the next few weeks, viewers will have the chance to vote for their favorite girl on Sports Illustrated’s website and the one lucky girl with the most votes will appear in the 2012 issue! The newbies are from all over the world: Poland, Romania, Brazil, the US, and Costa Rica but there’s one common thread throughout … this opportunity is a dream come true – so go check out their videos and vote for your favorite girl!

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