SI Swimsuit 2017 casting calls are under way, and we're already totally smitten by the beautiful babes coming through our office. 

As we sift through hundreds of gorgeous ladies to fill out our next rookie class, we're hoping you'll follow along! When we meet SI Swimsuit hopefuls, you will, too. So what are you waiting for? 

Next up is brunette beauty Angela Ruiz. This Venezuelan model got her start in the industry about six years ago when she was discovered on Facebook, but still prides herself on growing up in a small city, on a ranch, with her super supportive family. When she isn't riding horses for fun, you can probably find Angela hunkered down on a blanket in Central Park enjoying a bit of sunshine and fresh air in the city. 

Get to know more about Angela in the video above, and be sure to keep coming back to Swim Daily for more 2017 SI Swimsuit Casting Calls! 

Taylor Ballantyne for Sports Illustrated


Taylor Ballantyne for Sports Illustrated


Taylor Ballantyne for Sports Illustrated

Taylor Ballantyne for Sports Illustrated


BONUS: See some of Angela's career highlights below!