The last year has been an exciting one for Samantha Hoopes. The 23 year old, Pennsylvanian model on the rise made her first appearance earlier this year in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The blonde beauty also worked for Guess.
Last month, Ms. Hoopes walked for the first time in Miami Swim Week. Fellow Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Nina Adgal and Hannah Davis were in the front row cheering Samantha on, as she debuted in that big week of swimsuit fashion shows.
After the show, we had a chance to CYInterview Samantha and talk about her experience.
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For her first walk, Ms. Hoopes wore a swimsuit designed by Phillipe and David Blond. Their designs represented a vision of what a woman would wear in a virtual based future. The Blonds have designed costumes for music stars including Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, among others. They have now brought their unique style to the swimsuit world. On what walking in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim means to her, Samantha said:
“Being able to be a part of this huge production and being a part of Beach Bunny is so exciting. It was kind of nerve wracking and really scary, but I am so excited to be here and I am so blessed. … Thank you so much to Angie [Chittenden] and everyone at Beach Bunny. I love you guys.”
Speaking about the journey of going from being an unknown gal from Pennsylvania to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, Samantha told us this:
“The last year has been so intense. It’s been amazing. I figured out so much about myself and the journey’s just continually growing. … I got to go to Saint Lucia when I shot for Sports Illustrated and the experience was incredible. I just wish that I had someone to share it with.”
When asked for some beauty tips about how to look great in swimwear, the beautiful Ms. Hoopes offered:
“My beauty tip would have to be stay as tan as possible and definitely just go for hikes and walks outside.”
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