Let the countdown begin!
With fewer than two weeks until the 2015 SI Swimsuit Issue hits newsstands, it's time to roll out the Rookies! Over the next week and a half we will be unveiling all the gorgeous ladies who can now call themselves a part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit family.
We were pretty generous this year, giving you a first look at every single one of the 58 gorgeous girls we invited to Swimsuit HQ for a 2015 Casting Call. And now we're kicking things off with the one hopeful we know you were hopeful for...
Erin Heatherton may have earned that household-name status through her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel, Erin, 25, says she spent her formative years in Skokie, Ill. honing a different skill.
I played basketball my whole life — AAU, high school — and I was a power forward, No. 4. My dad's whole thing was defense, getting rebounds. He wanted me to be Dennis Rodman. I'm 5'11" and not the biggest person. I was more of a run-around, scrappy rebounder [like Bulls swingman] Jimmy Butler; he's scrappy as hell.
DYK: Erin is the godmother to the adorable 2½ year old Dixie Pearl Followill, better known as the daughter of one Lily Aldridge.