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 Wisconsin beauty Turiya Hamilton.

 

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This fearless lady stood out right away, and not just for her obvious good looks. Turiya admits that she's always wanted to model, and despite rejection for her height, she's not giving up! We LOVE that, girl. 

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

Taylor Ballantyne
Taylor Ballantyne
Taylor Ballantyne

BONUS: See more photos of Turiya Hamilton!