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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Introducing Lauren Mellor of Joburg (both a rookie and an alum, of sorts)
Lauren Mellor :: Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./SI | Swimsuit by Indah
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Lauren Mellor | 28 | Johannesburg, South Africa
I’m from Johannesburg, but my family has always spent a lot of time in a place called Dullstroom, which is a little fly fishing town about three hours north. I started fly fishing when I was about eight, and when I was younger I was really good at it. I was so passionate about it, and it took so much time and energy learning how to cast properly. As I grew up, I lost that talent.
MORE LAUREN: Twitter | Instagram | Casting Call | Wilhemina page
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