Baton Rouge native Brooks Nader wins ‘SI’ swimsuit rookie of the year 

    Brooks Nader, a 2015 graduate of Episcopal High School, has been voted one of the Sports Illustrated first rookies, and will appear in the magazine’s famed swimsuit edition next year. 

    Nader, who left Tulane to pursue modeling in New York City, attended the open casting call in Miami last year and earned her way to the final six models out of more than 10,000 applicants. The final six women of the SI model search traveled to The Bahamas in February to shoot a spread in the 2019 SI Swimsuit issue.  

    SI then ran an online poll in early June, asking readers to vote on which of the six they wanted to see in the following year’s magazine and Nader won. She will be featured in the 2020 edition. 

    Read a 2018 feature on Nader from 225 here, a feature from inRegister’s June edition and see her Sports Illustrated shoot here.

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