New year. Less clothing. And love yourself! At least that seems to be Haley Kalil's new mantra!
In a steamy, topless snap shared to Instagram this week, the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie poses on her bed, leaving little to the imagination as she encourages fans to embrace their bodies.
"RAW. Cheers to a year full of embracing the body I used to battle against and want to change," Haley captioned the photo. "2019 is the year of loving who you are and not giving a damnnnnn what anyone has to say about it."
Haley has been outspoken on social media about her struggles with bullying and self-image at an early age.
"From being teased about my nerdy modeling on the playground in middle school....to shooting for THE Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, the @si_swimsuit #SISwimSearch CHANGED MY LIFE," Haley wrote alongside a heartfelt post on Instagram. "It gave me the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream I didn’t know was possible.
"I was turned down by a local modeling agency when I was 17," she reflected. "I was told I was too big, too short, and just didn’t have that “model look.” I was told I should just “stick to my schooling instead.” But guess what. The @si_swimsuit Open Casting Call gave me a chance to take my dreams into my own hands. It gave me the opportunity to walk into a room with the editors of one of the most iconic publications in the modeling world - and to do it without any modeling experience or agency to back me up."
See all of Haley's stunning photos from SI Swimsuit 2018: