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 the beautiful Julia Rose

 

Beyond grateful and excited for this opportunity #siswimsearch @si_swimsuit @mj_day

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This small-town girl from rural Louisiana has been modeling for five years and loves a good morning run. Julia enjoys traveling to exotic locales, noting that it's her dream to go to Thailand and pet an elephant. What are you waiting for, girl?! 

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

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BONUS: See more photos of Julia Rose!