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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Samantha Hoopes: Birthday girl, SI Swimsuit girl

Samantha Hoopes :: Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./SI | Swimsuit by Tori Praver Swimwear Samantha Hoopes :: Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./SI | Swimsuit by Tori Praver Swimwear

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Samantha Hoopes | 23 (today!) | Doylestown, Pa.

People close to me say modeling's not forever and I agree with them, but I also think the time is now or never so I’d rather have now to look back on rather than never have done it. I've always lived in my house under my parents roof. Then when I moved to Hollywood last year, I felt so liberated and like a different person. I could wake up and choose what I wanted to do. For once in my life I'm following my heart instead of doing what people tell me to do.

MORE SAMANTHA: Twitter | Instagram | Elite Models page | Samantha for GUESS

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PREVIOUS REVEALS: No. 6 Lauren Mellor | No 5. Marloes Horst | No 4. Hannah Ferguson | No. 3 Emily Ratajkowski | No. 2 Gigi Hadid | No. 1 Sara Sampaio 

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