SI Swimsuit 2020 Model: Emily DiDonato

Get to know SI Swimsuit 2020 model Emily DiDonato!
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If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I’d wish for time travel, world peace and lifelong health.

If you could personally witness any event in history, what would it be?
Maybe witnessing the first person in space or when women gained the right to vote. 

What is something that you have never done that you want to do?
Have children, skydive, start my own company.

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What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Probably the first time I drank alcohol which was at my senior prom. I walked head first into a glass door, got sick and my mom had to come pick me up. It was so embarrassing and I’ve never gotten drunk since. Lesson learned!

What’s the most regrettable beauty trend you’ve ever tried?
Bright blonde highlights in high school. It was not a good look for me!

If you could hear one song performed live by any musician what would it be?
The Isley Brothers “Shout” because its my favorite song whenever it comes on at a wedding.

What’s something people wouldn’t know about you?
That I am pretty disorganized and forgetful. Also my love for cameras, video editing and technology.

In a world full of influencers, who influences you most?
My husband, my parents and my friends.

What motivates or inspires you?
My husband, my family and my constant strive to continue to learn. Learning new things is really motivating to me because it helps me see every challenge and moment as an opportunity to learn something new.

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Do you have a self-care ritual or a creative pursuit?
I love editing videos because its so relaxing and fun to me. Also watching reality TV on the couch with a glass of wine. 

What’s the worst holiday gift you ever received?
Socks but I still get them almost every year from my mom.

What’s your guilty pleasure snack?
Does pizza count as a “snack”?

Looking back, what advice would you give to your 14-year-old self?
I would tell myself to stop being so hard on myself and to try to enjoy wherever I was at in life because time moves so quickly and everything eventually passes.