SI Swimsuit 2020 Model: Hunter McGrady

Get to know SI Swimsuit 2020 model Hunter McGrady!
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If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I would want to eradicate homelessness, I would want everyone to be accepting of diversity, I would want three more wishes...

If you could personally witness any event in history, what would it be?
Meeting Jesus.

Hunter McGrady was photographed by Yu Tsai in Bali. Swimsuit by Yandy.

Hunter McGrady was photographed by Yu Tsai in Bali. Swimsuit by Yandy.

What is something that you have never done that you want to do?
Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef .

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Tripping on a runway.

What’s the most regrettable beauty trend you’ve ever tried?
Thin eyebrows circa 2005. 

If you could hear one song performed live by any musician what would it be?
“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra or “You Send Me” by Aretha Franklin

What’s something people wouldn’t know about you?
That I love interior design, that I would rather be in the mountains than be in the city, and that I was homeschooled and graduated 2 1/2 years early with a 3.9 GPA!

In a world full of influencers, who influences you most?
My mom, she’s my hero.

What motivates or inspires you?
Anyone who has ever felt like they didn’t belong inspires my work. I will work tirelessly until we live in a world where we all feel worthy because we all are worthy and deserve to be seen as so.

Hunter McGrady was photographed by Yu Tsai in Bali. Swimsuit by Fashion Nova. Top by LUVMEMORE.

Hunter McGrady was photographed by Yu Tsai in Bali. Swimsuit by Fashion Nova. Top by LUVMEMORE.

Do you have a self-care ritual or a creative pursuit?
I love a massage. I go once or twice a month. I also love going to the mountains and being in nature away from any craziness. I get recharged that way!

What’s your guilty pleasure snack?
Cheez-Its.

Looking back, what advice would you give to your 14-year-old self?
Don’t worry so much about what everyone thinks of you or says to you, you’ll make your own way. Enjoy your adolescence, it’s the most wonderful time of your life!