Samantha Hoopes is a veteran in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit world, as she's been gracing the pages of the coveted issue for years, but this year there's something different about the star, because she's a mom. Hoopes will be returning for her 7th year as a model for the SI Swim issue, but it will be her first modeling gig since giving birth to her son 4 months ago.
Sports Illustrated made the announcement Friday morning, sharing a video of Hoopes getting ready for her shoot.
"MODEL REVEAL: @samanthahoopes is back for her SEVENTH year with #SISwim and her first as a mom!" they wrote.
Hoopes told fans she wanted to send a message that you can be "confident and strong" while still dealing with the not-so-glamorous things that come with being a mom and raising a baby.