Alana Blanchard is featured on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013. The model and pro surfer is the only surfer featured in the iconic magazine.
The 22-year-old natural beauty from Kauai was handpicked by the SI crew to be featured alongside the most beautiful women in the world, in the famous pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013.
Alana Blanchard was photographed by James Macari in Las Vegas, Nevada. The magazine will reach 70 million consumers across the magazine, website, tablet and mobile.
"She embodies the ideal that we strive to represent at SI Swimsuit. Beautiful, healthy, active and empowered, Alana charges waves and life the way we do here at Swimsuit. She is the ultimate beach girl and she can rock a bikini like nobody's business", explains MJ Day, senior editor of SI Swimsuit.
The Hawaiian surfer has qualified for the elite 2013 ASP Women's World Championship Tour as a member of the world's top 17 female surfers. The mega-production photoshoot forced her to get a plane straight to Las Vegas' Caesars Palace Temple Pool.
"I was so happy when I found out they chose me to be in the swimsuit issue, it's been my dream since as long as I can remember. It's such an honor to be among all those amazing women", says Alana.
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In addition to a variety of sexy photos, Sports Illustrated also put together an intimate behind-the-scenes video of Alana Blanchard’s shoot, which also features some insights from this laid back, wave-riding beauty.