SI Swimsuit Open Casting Calls wrap up with the stunning Stefanie Rachel!  

By Kelsey Hendrix
August 17, 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. 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? Last but certainly not least is the stunning Stefanie Rachel!  

Stefanie was someone whose video we couldn't get enough of during our first-ever #SISwimSearch. Not afraid to share the candid moments of filming, we fell head of heels for this Tel Aviv-based student and yoga instructor, who wants to be part of the SI Swimsuit family and understands fully what it means to support other women of all shapes, sizes, colors and heights. What's not to love?! 

Here's one of our favorite moments with Stefanie from Miami Swim Week:


"Gotta risk it for the biscuit " ! Ain't that the truth!In my wildest dreams I could never imagine a weekend as incredible & meaningful as this one. On top of shooting for the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT campaign () I met & spent time with the most incredible people. Thank you @mj_day & the entire @si_swimsuit team for your love & encouragement. Thank you @taylorbphoto for being the person that you are! Thank you @rajswim for creating these beautiful suits for all shapes & sizes. Thank you @samdameshek and @havana.west for the awesome shoot and vibes. Thank you @joannagiunta for cracking me up and being a #kween. Thank you @darciebaum for being so supportive & just the best. AND! Thank you to all the beautiful WOMEN who made this experience everything and more - I will forever keep this memory in my heart TAKE RISKS Y'ALL! You never know what may come of it #siswimsearch #siswim #miamiswimweek #love

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

Taylor Ballantyne
Taylor Ballantyne

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

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