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. From there, it wasn't easy, but we narrowed down the list our Top 15, who made history during Miami Swim Week as they walked the runway in SI's first branded swimwear show. 

So how about we get to know your Top 15 a little better? First up is Florida cutie Shelby McLean!

Open casting call audition video! 🙋🏽👙 #siswimsearch @si_swimsuit

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This former UF swimmer is now a registered nurse in the trauma intensive care unit of her hospital in Gansville. Talk about brains and beauty! So why did we bring Shelby into our #SISwimSearch Top 15? Her natural beauty is a no-brainer, but it's her love for helping others and her stance on healthy living and body diversity that we knew would make her a perfect fit for SI Swimsuit!

Here's one of our favorite moments with Shelby during Miami Swim Week:

Location for the day 📸👙🌴#SISwimSearch #SISwim #miamiswimweek #thenational

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And here's a look at Shelby in our new SI Swimsuit-branded swimwear: 

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Enjoy some more photos of Shelby below, and be sure to keep coming back to Swim Daily to learn more about our #SISwimSearch Top 15!