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 the beautiful Laney Degrasse. This Houston native moved around a lot as a kid and contributes her self-confidence to constantly meeting new people and seeing new places as she grew up. And while this blonde bombshell looks perfect to us, Laney admits that she's dealt with a lot of pressures to fit into a particular mold in the modeling industry. In fact, it's her belief that being in SI would be a great platform to show that "you don't have to be a size 12 or a size 2 to be beautiful; just me is beautiful," that has us falling in love with this babe!

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

Taylor Ballantyne
Taylor Ballantyne
Taylor Ballantyne
Taylor Ballantyne

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