Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Model Search: Vote!
This brown-haired, blue-eyed beauty got her break at 15 when her aunt brought her to a casting call in Bucharest. She loves to travel and has an insatiable appetite for learning about new cultures.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Born in Brazil and discovered in Milan, this globetrotter relies on prayer to keep her safe while traveling for work.
She's legally blonde! Kasia accidentally discovered modeling when she tagged along with a friend to a casting call, but always has her law degree to fall back on.
An old soul, Kathy loves antiquing with her mom and goes to great lengths to uncover pieces with history and untold stories.
Winning the Rookie Model Search might be a wake-up call for the Romanian model who once fell asleep for hours on a Milan-bound train, leading her agency to believe she had been kidnapped!
San Jose, Costa Rica
She's more than just a pretty face. Discovered in N.Y.C.'s SoHo, Perez has a degree in psychology and is involved in charities including Heartland Alliance and Dog Habitat Rescue.
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Scouted at 14, Elisandra keeps her body bikini-ready by practicing bikram yoga and pilates and playing volleyball.
A former gymnast and all-star pitcher, Tookes was introduced to the fashion industry by her mom, a wardrobe stylist.