Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) February 5, 2015
The 24-year-old was the lucky lady selected out of the 23 models that were photographed for the cover. This is Davis third SI shoot and first cover.
The winning cover photo of Davis, who was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, was taken at Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm (where Kelly Clarkson was married) for the theme of the issue: Made in the U.S.A.
The cover of the issue is such a hot topic that it was first revealed on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show Wednesday night!
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When Davis heard that she was selected for the cover, she was shocked. But it’s us that’s shocked that she hasn’t made the cover sooner.
Davis may feel like a lucky girl for making the cover amongst such top competition, but her boyfriend and former New York Yankee Derek Jeter might be the real lucky one.
The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launches Feb 9.