'Sports Illustrated' 's Swimsuit Model Search: Vote!

Help the editors whittle down the competition by voting for your favorite amateur model

01 of 08

ELENA BAGUCI

ELENA BAGUCI
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Oltenita, Romania
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.

Vote for your favorite in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Rookie Model Search here!

02 of 08

TAMARIS FREITAS

TAMARIS FREITAS
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Born in Brazil and discovered in Milan, this globetrotter relies on prayer to keep her safe while traveling for work.

03 of 08

KASIA GOGOLKIEWICZ

KASIA GOGOLKIEWICZ
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Lodz, Poland
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.

04 of 08

KATHY LEUTNER

KATHY LEUTNER
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Chantilly, Va.
An old soul, Kathy loves antiquing with her mom and goes to great lengths to uncover pieces with history and untold stories.

05 of 08

CATRINEL MENGHIA

CATRINEL MENGHIA
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Iasi, Romania
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!

06 of 08

JESSICA PEREZ

JESSICA PEREZ
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

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.

07 of 08

ELISANDRA TOMACHESKI

ELISANDRA TOMACHESKI
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Scouted at 14, Elisandra keeps her body bikini-ready by practicing bikram yoga and pilates and playing volleyball.

08 of 08

JASMINE TOOKES

JASMINE TOOKES
Walker Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Los Angeles
A former gymnast and all-star pitcher, Tookes was introduced to the fashion industry by her mom, a wardrobe stylist.

Vote for your favorite newbie in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Rookie Model Search here!

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