Yearly, the journal includes a group of ladies referred to as “rookies,” that means it’s their first time being featured within the difficulty. This yr’s rookie group contains Yumi Nu, Nyma Tang, Kathy Jacobs, Tanaye White, Leyna Bloom, Maggie Rawlins and Natalie Mariduena.
“We’re excited to announce Katrina Scott as this yr’s Rookie of the Yr and have fun what an unbelievable function mannequin she is!” SI Swim’s editor-in-chief MJ Day instructed Fox Information on Friday in a press release. “Katrina’s story is extraordinarily inspiring, as a self-made entrepreneur, she has constructed a worldwide health model, is a New York Instances bestselling and on prime of that may be a mom, spouse and now SI Swimsuit mannequin.”
“Her introduction to Swimsuit was a extra non-traditional one – beginning off by creating exercise movies for our followers in the course of the pandemic,” Day shared. “The partnership shortly developed and we acknowledged what an influence Katrina had on our followers. Her willingness to make use of her data, energy and power to open up concerning the wins and losses in her skilled and private life to drive consciousness for others, completely aligns with our work in direction of making a secure house for self-expression.”
“Katrina is an unbelievable instance of somebody that can assist us proceed to suppose outdoors of the field and push the envelope on championing change for girls,” Day revealed. “We couldn’t be happier to call her the 2021 Rookie of the Yr!”
Scott, a proud mother to 2-year-old daughter Isabelle, made her debut within the 2021 difficulty on the seashores of Florida the place she was photographed by Yu Tsai. Scott went on to stroll the journal’s annual Swim Week Trend Present whereas she was going by way of IVF. Scott has spoken candidly about her journey with the remedies after experiencing two miscarriages.
Again in July, Scott instructed Fox Information Digital that being a rookie at age 37 has been “a blessing.”
“I really feel just like the phrase ‘rookie’ is a illustration of Sports activities Illustrated saying, ‘Welcome to the household,’” Scott mentioned on the time. “I’m representing somebody who can also be a mother and has gone by way of the issues that I’ve gone by way of. I’m a mother of 1. I’ve three angels that I’ve misplaced to a few pregnancies within the final yr. I work by way of it each single day.”
“I used to be combating a fertility journey and never feeling 100% assured, stunning or worthy,” Scott continued. “After which having Sports activities Illustrated say, ‘Hey, we wish you to be our rookie’ – that’s like saying that I nonetheless am worthy and exquisite. I can symbolize others who could not really feel like sufficient proper now. I need to be sure that each lady is aware of that she is sufficient.”
The health teacher additionally detailed how she bodily ready for her shoot.
“Proper after I was preparing for the shoot, I used to be growing a program known as 640,” Scott defined. “For six days every week, I’d do a 40-minute exercise at 6 a.m. so I used to be performed by 6:40 a.m. As a mother, you don’t all the time have time to work out, so I knew that if I did it very first thing within the morning, I wouldn’t have to consider it for the remainder of the day.”
“I set my alarm at 5:45 a.m. and started understanding at 6 a.m. for these 40 minutes,” Scott shared. “I included yoga sculpt, power coaching, all of the issues that I taught Dwell for Sports activities Illustrated… I really filmed all of the exercises that I’ve been doing. It’s known as ‘Tone It Up 640’ and it’s already helped numerous ladies.”