SI Swimsuit model Erin Heatherton, a Skokie native and self-proclaimed proud Chicago sports fan, knows a thing or two about the hardships of being a loyal fan. And while the diehard Bulls fan has been grinning ear-to-ear most of the current NBA season, her beloved Bears didn't even make the playoffs. 

So what's a girl to do? Stick with her team, of course! 

WATCH: Erin Heatherton battles Jimmy Butler in a sexy game of Horse

A few months back when Erin came to visit us, we asked the 2015 rookie to talk to us about the importance of never forsaking your teams. And man, oh man, did we get some passionate tips. 

From always wearing her teams colors to understanding that patience is a virtue, we got the feeling that Erin will never, EVER be one of those fair weather fans we all look down on. Just remember that as your team fights through the NFL playoffs this weekend or counts down the days until baseball season kicks off. After all, there's always a chance. Right, Cubbies? 

BONUS: See some of Erin's best moments from SI Swimsuit 2015!