Hilary Rhoda has been a longtime favorite around here. Much like Christy Turlington, her classic American good looks make her one of the most approachable models out there. But, in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, Hilary proves that she can be just as sexy as she can be sweet. I recently spoke with the 22-year-old about her favorite designers, experience on the SI set, and traveling.

Who are your favorite designers?

I am a huge fan of Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Zac Posen, but there are so many other new and established designers that it’s hard to commit to only three.


What are three words that describe your personal style?
I think classic, confident, and comfortable.

What is the best and worst thing about modeling?

The best thing about modeling is the traveling and all the wonderful places you see while shooting. On the other hand, the worst part is the traveling and the schedule where you’re never in one city for very long and you miss your family and friends.

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What is one destination you still need a stamp for on your passport?

Australia.

What was the coolest thing about being in Sports Illustrated?

Sports Illustrated has been the magazine credited by so many models for making their careers. I am honored to now be a part of that family of women who have made names for themselves and whom so many people respect.

What is your favorite bikini style and how many swimsuits do you own?

I like the typical triangle string bikini, it's the easiest for me to wear. I have never counted how many swimsuits I own, but it's way up there. I love buying bathing suits every Spring to get myself excited for the warm weather.

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