Hannah Davis lands Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover

Hannah Davis has been unveiled as the cover star of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis has landed the cover of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

The 24-year-old beauty - who appears on the cover of the iconic magazine, seductively pulling down her bikini bottoms in a farmyard setting - was shocked to discover she had been selected as the star of the annual issue and confessed she didn't think it was "possible".

She told the magazine: "I told my mom there was no way I'd get the cover.

"I told her, 'They do beaches for covers and I'm on a farm. There's no way. It's not possible.'"

The St Thomas-born star - who was shot by Ben Watts at Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee - also confessed she "wet her pants" when she found out and called her mum in tears to inform her of the news.

She added it was a dream come true to have landed the starring role in the magazine.

Hannah said: "I've always enjoyed the whole Swimsuit experience, and said that anything extra - a little square on the cover or anything like that - was a bonus. But still, this was my dream."

The blonde beauty beat off stiff competition from Gigi Hadid - the model daughter of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Yolanda Foster and favourite Emily Ratajkowski - who had recently been tipped to have landed the cover.

All three have previously starred in the magazine with Ratajkowski appearing in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Hadid, while Hannah - who is dating baseball legend Derek Jeter - featured in the pages of the special issue in 2013.

An insider previously said: "Emily is the biggest buzz overall right now but Gigi seems to be the 'It Girl' of the moment and Hannah had a big last couple of years."

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