Guess who’s one of the members of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Class 2019? Kelsey Merritt!
Above and below are short clips of Kelsey while at Exuma in the Bahamas for the shoot with photographer Laretta Houston, while the image above is a sneak peek into one of her pics for the final cut.
Brooklyn Decker, 22, born in Ohio but raised in North Carolina, gets the biggest break in her modelling career after landing the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition. She is going gaga over the whole shebang and is literally having the time of her life as her star continuously rises – setting aside her other claim to fame as the wife of Tennis champ Andy Roddick.
“It’s shocking and a dream come true!” Decker told PEOPLE shortly after learning that her photo would grace this year’s cover.
Her sizzling photoshoot was done in the Maldives by ace photographer Walter Iioos.
Do you find her a Perfect 10 (just as the hype on the cover states)? IMO, she would rate an 8 or 9 at best, but not a 10. But it’s just the pageant-hawkeye me.