The SI Swim Search finalist walked the runway over the weekend for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s fashion show, 突出了不同体型的女性, 尺寸, 年龄和范围.
加夫尼加盟娜塔莉·玛丽杜埃纳, 布鲁克斯纳德, 卡特里娜·斯科特, 凯西·雅各布斯, 以及 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 通过庆祝包括职业运动员在内的多元化女性群体，继续重新定义围绕美丽的文化对话, 企业家, 楷模, 妈妈们, 菜鸟和游泳搜索选手,” 阅读周日发给福克斯新闻的声明.
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,” 她写了.
“At my age, my body type, as an unsigned model, 与 2 孩子们, 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,” 加夫尼继续. “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. 在六月, Gaffney told 福克斯新闻 she tried out for SI Swimsuit a whopping three times.
“令人难以置信的赋能,” she said at the time about finally landing a spot. “我感觉我解锁了这个超能力, 听起来很疯狂, 帮助女性尽可能对自己感到舒适. 我想让其他女人说, “她是一位妈妈，她做到了. 我也可以。’我想利用我的平台与其他女性建立联系, 激励他们去追求自己的梦想, 无论是体育画报还是母性, 工作——不管是什么. 我很感激我能做到这一点。”