BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ravens followers would possibly acknowledge one of many faces on this 12 months’s Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit Version.
The 2021 version is now on newsstands and one of many latest faces to grace the pages is former Ravens cheerleader Summer Wilson.
“I’m not an expert mannequin, I work in company America so it was simply an enormous expertise to me,” Wilson mentioned to WJZ. “It’s simply subsequent degree, holy crap feeling, you recognize?”
Summer season spent seven years residing in Baltimore — 5 as a Ravens’ cheerleader.
“There’s nothing prefer it. There’s nothing like sport day,” Wilson mentioned. “There’s like working out of that tunnel and there’s nothing like cheering on that area to the superb Ravens followers.”
Her journey to changing into a Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit mannequin was altered by covid. As a substitute of in-person casting, the method went on-line.
“So began to submit on-line, posting on Instagram lots so anybody that follows me might be like, ‘This chick wants to relax,’” Wilson mentioned. “However I knew that in an effort to get observed by such an unlimited band, for therefore many women and men who need to go for this dream, I needed to make myself stand out.”
It paid off and Wilson was named a finalist. She received the decision and shot in Atlantic Metropolis. Summer season had this to say about being featured within the journal with such quite a lot of stunning people:
“There are younger ladies, and males, or whoever on the market, who have a look at this and see themself right here,” Wilson mentioned. “Not seeing it and pondering oh I want to alter myself to be “that” stunning, I see myself in somebody on this journal.”
A local of Greenville, North Carolina, she retired from the Ravens to pursue a profession as a mannequin with Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit, in line with the Ravens.
One other girl with Maryland ties was featured on this 12 months’s SI Swim. American Girls’s Lacrosse participant and College of Maryland graduate Alex Aust was additionally within the particular version of the journal.