The SI Swim Search finalist walked the runway over the weekend for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s fashion show, 多様な形の女性を強調した, サイズ, 年齢と範囲.
ガフニーはナタリーマリドゥエナに加わりました, Brooks Nader, Katrina Scott, Kathy Jacobs, 及び 12 other Swim Search hopefuls selected for the magazine’s annual open casting call at the Mondrian Hotel South Beach’s Baia Beach Club during PARAISO Miami Beach.
“Sports Illustrated Swimsuit continues to redefine the cultural conversation around beauty by celebrating a diverse group of women who include professional athletes, entrepreneurs, models, mothers, rookies and swim search contestants,” read a statement sent to Fox News on Sunday.
“It’s annual Miami runway show which collectively rounds out this remarkable group of authentic and aspirational women has become the go-to show during swim week in Miami,” 追加されたステートメント.
A beaming Gaffney celebrated her curves while rocking a snakeskin print string bikini, followed by a sheer mesh high-cut one-piece featuring neon cut-outs.
The mother of two took to Instagram where she shared an emotional post about her experience.
“To the younger version of me who wrapped the beach towel around herself at parties because she was insecure about her body… Look at you now, sis,” 彼女は書いた.
“At my age, my body type, as an unsigned model, と 2 子供達, this magical moment would have never happened without @si_swimsuit,” Gaffney shared. “I can’t put into words how grateful I am to the entire @si_swimsuit team for making my dreams come true last night. @mj_day & team you didn’t just make my dreams come, you gave me the platform to represent the every day woman, the moms, & the dreamers.”
“I hope I made you all proud,” Gaffney continued. “I’ve never been more honored to represent YOU. Thank you SI x @si_swimsearch for continuing to break boundaries & showing the world that we don’t fit into one box. That there are a million boxes & we can choose whatever damn box & however many boxes we want to be in. Because of you, girls will look at these pictures & say ‘I see me.’”
The California native is married to Tyler Gaffney, ニューイングランドペイトリオッツのランニングバック. 六月に, Gaffney told フォックス・ニュース she tried out for SI Swimsuit a whopping three times.
“それは信じられないほど力を与えます,” she said at the time about finally landing a spot. “この超大国のロックを解除したような気がします, それが聞こえるほどクレイジー, 女性が自分自身でできるだけ快適に感じるのを助けるために. 他の女性に言ってもらいたい, ‘She’s a mom and she did it. I can do it too.’ I want to use my platform to connect with other women, 彼らに彼らの夢を追いかけるように促します, スポーツイラストレイテッドであろうと母性であろうと, 仕事–それが何であれ. I’m just so grateful that I can do that.”