You heard it here first—Samantha Hoopes is back for her SEVENTH YEAR with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
Everyone's favorite Pennsylvania native is shooting this year on Scrub Island with Aussie photographer Josie Clough, and this new mom did NOT come to play!
It's been a big year for Samantha, who gave birth to her first child, George William Palella.
"I know I know I’m that obsessed crazy mom now!" she captioned her first photo of her son on Instagram. "This experience of pregnancy, labor and taking care of my son has been life-changing and the best experience of my life!
"From a young age my goal in life was always to be a MILF when other kids wanted to be doctors. I can say dreams do come true as long as you work everyday for that dream and make it your reality! I can’t even believe the love that I have for my son..."
The new mom, who is making her return-to-modeling debut on the pages of SI Swimsuit, has been outspoken about the challenges that come with adapting to motherhood and her post-pregnancy body.
"It takes time not only physically but mentally to get back to the way you lived your life before the baby," she shared on Instagram. "It’s been two months now and I am finally feeling and moving like myself again! Today I am going to my first workout and I’m terrified, but I’m trying to remind myself that your muscles have memory and will come back stronger than before."
See all of Samantha's gorgeous photos from SI Swimsuit 2019: