Over the next two weeks SwimDaily will be releasing the identities of the record-high 12 rookies picked to carry the Swimsuit franchise into its next 50 years. Check back every day at 2 p.m. ET for a new reveal!
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Say hello to Rookie No. 3, Emily Ratajkowski
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Emily Ratajkowski (the 'j' is silent) | 22 | Encinitas, Calif.
I was born in London and we moved back to the States when I was four or five. Both my parents are hippies, intellectuals—my mom's an English professor [at UCLA] and my dad’s a painter—and they had me when they were older, so they just decided, this baby’s going to come with us wherever we go. They took me along for the ride, and to Europe a lot. It was great.