Posted February 12, 2014

Doylestown, Pa. girl Samantha Hoopes is your Rookie No. 7

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Samantha Hoopes: Birthday girl, SI Swimsuit girl

Samantha Hoopes :: Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./SI | Swimsuit by Tori Praver Swimwear

Samantha Hoopes :: Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./SI | Swimsuit by Tori Praver Swimwear

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Samantha Hoopes | 23 (today!) | Doylestown, Pa.

People close to me say modeling’s not forever and I agree with them, but I also think the time is now or never so I’d rather have now to look back on rather than never have done it. I’ve always lived in my house under my parents roof. Then when I moved to Hollywood last year, I felt so liberated and like a different person. I could wake up and choose what I wanted to do. For once in my life I’m following my heart instead of doing what people tell me to do.

MORE SAMANTHA: Twitter | Instagram | Elite Models page | Samantha for GUESS

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7 comments
positivewins
positivewins

You missed a chance - "Birthday Suit Girl" would have blown up the interwebsts

p0rk9er
p0rk9er

those hips dont lie.

kathyjsr13
kathyjsr13

A natural beauty, no makeup or airbrushing needed <3