Lori Harvey is making waves in her career, stepping into the spotlight as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue rookie for 2024, following in the esteemed footsteps of icons like Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell. The highly anticipated feature is part of the magazine’s 60th-anniversary issue, scheduled to hit newsstands in May.
Recently released teaser images capture the 27-year-old model in a stunning purple halter bikini by Monica Hansen Beachwear, complemented by a bold gold Mondo Mondo bangle, emerging gracefully from the waters of Mexico – the picturesque backdrop for her photo shoot. Adding an extra layer of significance, Harvey will also showcase a bikini from her own swimwear line, Yevrah, exclusively available at Revolve since its launch in August of the previous year.
In addition to her modeling prowess, Lori Harvey, daughter of the renowned Steve Harvey, is a businesswoman with her skincare company, SKN by LH. Expressing her excitement about the Sports Illustrated debut, Harvey described the experience as a “dream come true,” highlighting it as “manifested, surreal, and perfection.”
The shoot will not only feature Harvey’s own designs but also see her don swimsuits from high-profile brands like Dolce & Gabbana and GCDS. Despite recent challenges faced by Sports Illustrated, including layoffs and financial issues, MJ Day, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, expressed enthusiasm for Lori Harvey’s inclusion, commending her for embodying “the essence of empowerment with her unwavering authenticity.”
In an interview with SI Swim, Harvey shared her hopes that the photos convey messages of inclusion, body positivity, and empowerment. She emphasized her journey of authenticity, pursuing dreams, and the transformative power of manifestation and prayer. With the 60th-anniversary issue poised to make a splash in May, Sports Illustrated remains steadfast in delivering a milestone publication, overcoming industry challenges.