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 Texas cutie Caitlin Ricketts. This Houston native doesn't claim to be a Southern belle but admits to enjoying her annual trip to the rodeo each year. Growing up, when Caitlin wasn't enjoying a little Tex-Mex or barbeque, you could find her dancing with the drill team at Friday night football games. But our favorite moment with this brunette beauty was hearing about how her dad used to buy the SI Swimsuit issue and bring it home, and Caitilin would aspire to be like the girls in our magazine one day. Now she's one step closer! 

Get to know more about Caitlin 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 Caitlin career highlights below!