In case you missed it: Two-time SI Swimsuit model Hailey Clauson has landed one of three individual SI Swimsuit 2016 covers!

During a historic moment in SI Swimsuit history, we crowned not one, not two, but three individual cover models last night during SI Swimsuit 2016 Revealed on TNT. And since the news broke, many of you have been asking, why Hailey? Our editor explains the choice was a no-brainer. 

Rookie Ashley Graham lands the cover of SI Swimsuit 2016!

"Hailey is the cool girl who doesn’t even know how cool she really is," said Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day. "She’s not only every man’s dream but also every woman’s ‘girl crush.’ She’s goofy. She’s smart. And she’s completely humble. What’s crazy is you don’t even feel like she knows that when you’re around her.

• A body-painted Ronda Rousey lands the cover of SI Swimsuit 2016! 

"When Hailey joined our SI Swimsuit family as a rookie last year, I knew that she was the future of our brand. She’s young for the industry. She’s has her entire career ahead of her. Yet to me, it was so obvious that she had only begun to blossom, and now that she’s landed the cover, I know her career is going to go crazy. When I look at Hailey’s photos, I see a legend in the making."

BONUS: See exclusive photos of our cover models from SI Swimsuit 2016!