The SI Swim Search finalist walked the runway over the weekend for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s fashion show, 다양한 모양의 여성을 강조한, 크기, 연령 및 범위.
Gaffney가 Natalie Mariduena에 합류했습니다., Brooks Nader, Katrina Scott, Kathy Jacobs, 만큼 잘 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, 모델, 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,” 추가 된 진술.
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 인스타그램에 가져간 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,” 그녀가 적었다.
“At my age, my body type, as an unsigned model, 와 2 어린이, 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, a running back for the New England Patriots. 6 월, Gaffney told 폭스 뉴스 she tried out for SI Swimsuit a whopping three times.
“It’s incredibly empowering,” she said at the time about finally landing a spot. “I feel like I have unlocked this superpower, as crazy as it sounds, to help make women feel as comfortable as possible with themselves. I want other women to say, ‘She’s a mom and she did it. I can do it too.’ I want to use my platform to connect with other women, inspire them to go after their dreams, whether it’s Sports Illustrated or motherhood, work – whatever it is. I’m just so grateful that I can do that.”