Casting has begun for the 2018 SI Swimsuit issue. Meet our latest leading lady, Yuliya Tsishchanka.

By Kelsey Hendrix
July 05, 2017

It's that time of year again! SI Swimsuit Casting Call season is upon us, and you're in for a real treat. For the first time ever, we held an open casting call to find our next big star. After receiving thousands of Instagram submissions from women around the world, we invited 35 finalists to SI's Brooklyn offices for an in-person interview and photo shoot. Up next is Belarus babe, Yuliya Tsishchanka​.


I am thankful for this opportunity to be able to represent what @si_swimsuit truly stands for. A big thank you to @tuesdayswithpaulo for filming and editing. My name is Yuliya. I am 18 years old. I am currently an undergraduate biology student, planning to become a dentist. Growing up, I thought my lips were too small or my waist was not thin enough or that my top is unproportional to my body. Also, believed that being foreign made me the outcast of the group. I desperately tried to hide my identity. I want to help females around the world realize that being yourself is what makes you unique. No one can be perfect, so we should try to simply be the best version of ourselves. Insecurities set me back from achieving my goals and kept me from being happy but no longer! I believe in being healthy. I believe in being confident. I believe in being yourself. Nothing would make me happier than to see others smile because I was able to help or influence them. Please support me by tagging #SiSwimsearch @si_swimsuit Thanks! :)

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This Eastern European bombshell had only dabbled in modeling when she set her sights on SI Swimsuit, and we couldn't be happier she did! Want to mimic Yuliya's natural-beauty look? She swears that a solid moisturizer, highlighter and brow gel are all you need for fresh-faced glam!  

Enjoy these photos of Yuliya, and be sure to keep coming back to Swim Daily for more SI Swimsuit 2018 Casting Calls.​

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