Danielle Herrington covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover for the 2018 swimsuit edition issue of the magazine, showing Danielle Herrington. The magazine revealed its swimsuit edition cover Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Herrington is the third black woman to appear on the cover of the annual issue that launched in 1964. (Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated via AP)

Danielle Herrington is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model for 2018, becoming the third black woman to cover the annual issue

LOS ANGELES — Danielle Herrington is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model for 2018.

The magazine revealed its swimsuit edition cover Tuesday. Herrington is the third black woman to appear on the cover of the annual issue that launched in 1964.

Beyonce appeared on the cover in 2007. Tyra Banks was the cover model in 1996 and 1997.

Herrington first appeared in the magazine's swimsuit issue last year.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day says that even though the issue was conceived and shot before the #MeToo movement heated up last fall, it's about more than just women in swimsuits. Day says the magazine is "creating and giving platforms to these women" and presenting them as multidimensional people.

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Online: https://www.si.com/swimsuit /

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