Hannah Davis, the Victoria’s Secret fashion model who is dating New York Yankees slugger Derek Jeter, is being named dropped as a contender for the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She’s got the goods, plus a sports connection.
Davis, 22, will debut in this year’s issue, and SI editor’s are reportedly so impressed with her that she’s getting cover consideration.
Some are comparing her to Kate Upton, who landed on the cover of the swimsuit issue the year after she debuted in the magazine and was crowned “Rookie of the Year.”
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Upton has vaulted into the ranks of supermodels since then, and is making inroads into high fashion. But Davis can top her if she gets the cover her first year out.
The New York Post reported that Davis, 22, made a “rare, huge first impression” on the SI editors.
The 5-foot, 10-inch tall, green-eyed beauty was discovered at 14 and has modeled for Ralph Lauren, Tommie Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret. She also appeared in Blush’s fall 2011 campaign.
Jeter was spotted with Davis over the summer and more recently at the Gramercy Park Hotel in December, according to The Post. The two have a lot in common even though Jeter is 16 years her senior.
Davis was a local tennis champion while growing up in the Virgin Islands. She also played on the Virgin Islands National Volleyball Team.
The Sports Illustrated issue will debut next month, and the magazine fosters hype around this time to promote it. Even so, Davis is cover worthy. Check out her photos and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest celebrity updates.