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Kathy Jacobs Makes her Rookie Debut

The 2020 Swim Search winner is right, ageism is getting old.

Kathy Jacobs is the embodiment of the “age is just a number” philosophy. Although she got her start as a model in the 1980s with Ford Models, she made her SI Swimsuit debut as part of the 2020 model search at the age of 56. Since then she’s appeared in a Miley Cyrus video and a Thirdlove campaign with her daughter, Abigail, as well as modeled for Beauty Blender and Soji beauty. Jacobs is using her new recognition to be an advocate for beauty at any age and is encouraging women to go after their dreams no matter where they are in life. As she says, “The only thing getting old is ageism.”

Kathy Jacobs was photographed by Yu Tsai in Tampa, FL wearing Bfyne Swimwear.

Kathy Jacobs was photographed by Yu Tsai in Tampa, FL wearing Bfyne Swimwear.

MJ Day: Why Kathy?

Kathy demonstrates the power of persistence, hard work and what it means to follow your dreams. She is one of our Swim Search winners, and from the very beginning has not only championed the fight against ageism, but also has prioritized the women of the Swim Search community who are pursuing their own dreams and goals. There has never been a more prolific team player than Kathy! She is constantly making time for others while forging her own career. She is living proof that we need to stop putting limits on ourselves and celebrate the non-traditional ways we can reach our goals and push ourselves. She wholeheartedly stands for what SI Swimsuit represents and we are thrilled she feels empowered to share her message with us.

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