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 Orange Country cutie Vanessa Hanson. As a UFC Octagon girl, Vanessa gets to travel the world and enjoy the perks of the tour, but admits that when she tried a MMA class, it was one of the hardest things she's ever done. In the mood to crack open a cold one but can't find your opener? Turns out this brunette babe has a hidden talent for getting the cap off of your favorite brew! 

Get to know more about Vanessa 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 Vanessa's career highlights below!