It started in April with over 5,000 girls submitting Instagram videos to become part of SI’s first-ever open casting call and model search. It continued in May when we cut the 5,000 submissions to 35, and invited them to our Brooklyn office. The 35 became 15, who who joined us in Miami to model SI's debut swimwear line.

And now, we’re proud to announce the final six participants in the #SISwimSearch! These bombshells will officially appear in the pages of SI Swimsuit 2018 as a part of this year's Model Search class. From these six, one lucky lady will be selected as the winner of our competition and earn a place as an SI Swimsuit 2019 rookie. These ladies are the future stars of SI Swimsuit, and after spending time with them in Miami, we can’t wait to see how they look in our 2018 issue.​

So who are they? Drumroll, please! 

Haley Kalil, 24, Victoria, MN
This former Miss Minnesota and wife of Carolina Panthers' star Matt Kalil is as beautiful inside as she is out! She's guaranteed to be red hot in SI Swimsuit 2018.

Taylor Ballantyne

Olivia Jordan, 28, Tulsa, OK
This blonde beauty may be best known for her title as Miss USA 2015, but as an aspiring actress and model, she's got so much more to offer as an #SISwimSearch finalist.

Taylor Ballantyne

Tabria Majors, 27, Nashville, TN
The crowd went wild for this curvalicious babe during our Swim Week show in Miami, and we did, too. Tabria's passion for body diversity and universal beauty is only one of the many reasons she made our final cut.  

Taylor Ballantyne

Camille Kostek, 25, Killingworth, CT
You won't find this Connecticut cutie on the sidelines as a Patriots cheerleader anymore — but get ready, because Camille is about to own the pages of SI Swimsuit. 

Taylor Ballantyne

Iyonna Fairbanks, 25, Cincinnati, OH
Security guard by night, aspiring runway model by day...it can only be our girl Iyonna! This Midwest babe is ready to shine as one of the rawest and realest members of our Final 6. 

Taylor Ballantyne

Allie Ayers, 23, Snyder, OK
Let the Katy Perry comparisons begin! Allie's #SISwimSearch video was one of the very first we watched. With a killer smile and a drive to break the midsize-modeling mold, Allie is our last, but certainly not least, finalist. 

Taylor Ballantyne

BONUS: See our debut swimwear line on the #SISwimSearch Top 15!