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6 Things to Know About 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl Hailey Clauson

by Desiree Murphy 6:20 PM PST, February 14, 2016
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Hailey Clauson is taking over!

For the first time in its 52-year history, Sports Illustrated chose three cover models for their iconic Swimsuit Issue. While UFC star Ronda Rousey and plus-size model Ashley Graham are well known amongst readers, many were curious as to who the stunning blonde was when the magazine revealed the covers on Saturday.

Meet our third 2016 #SISwim cover model @haileyclauson! πŸ’‹

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So what's her story? Keep reading to learn more about the 20-year-old beauty.

Cover 3️⃣ #SISwim

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1. SI isn't the only magazine cover you've seen her on.

My new cover for Elle Russia πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ„πŸ’•

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Clauson is no stranger to being a cover girl. While her face appeared on plenty of glossy covers over the years, including Vogue Japan and Vogue Russia, she most recently landed the cover spots for Elle magazine's France, Spain and Russia editions.

The Thousand Oaks, California, native started modeling when she was 14 years old, appearing in ads for trendy brands like Wildfox Couture, Forever21, Gucci and Jill Stuart.

Special issue of red in vogue by @terrytsiolis from what we shot a few years ago for @voguerussia πŸ’β€οΈ

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2. She's new to Snapchat, but wants you to follow her.

Follow me on snapchat! Still don't know how to work it well lol. But check it outβ€πŸ‘»οΈ its @ haileyclauson

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While she claims she "still don't know how to work it well," Clauson is all about the selfies and 10-second videos on Snapchat. If you want to give her an add, she goes by the username @haileyclauson.

Brace yourself for silly (but somehow still sexy!) snaps, like this one:

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3. She's dating a fellow model.

Happy holidays πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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Clauson's beau is just as good looking as she is! Jullien Herrera, a model, personal trainer and boxing instructor based in New York City, is the man she calls the "love" of her life, "best friend" and "most amazing boyfriend."

4. She loves junk food.

Oo joes pizza...you are so beautifulπŸ˜±πŸ˜πŸ•πŸ’¦

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Don't let her petite figure fool you -- Clauson loves her comfort food! The model's Instagram is filled with posts of delicious treats, like Krispy Kreme donuts, Flaming Hot Cheetos, banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery and, of course, pizza.

Lots of pizza.

My kind of Friday night πŸ’¦πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ• #fashionweekfood

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We're not kidding.

What would be my last meal before I die?...PIZZA duh!πŸ•Checkout my interview on buzzfeed! had such a blast doing this! @Buzzfeed and @officialkls

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5. She's a dog lover.

I miss my baby πŸ˜ͺπŸ’©

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The model calls herself "mom" to a pit bull named Mahala, whom she rescued.

Clauson is a big advocate for animals, frequently encouraging her followers who are looking for a pet to consider adopting from a shelter.

And it looks like Mahala is already following in his mom's modeling footsteps.

πŸ’˜

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6. She credits her flawless physique to boxing.

Her hobbies include kicking it at the beach and boxing, a passion she shares with her boyfriend. Judging by the short clips and photos she's posted on social media, we definitely wouldn't want to mess with her.

Don't mess with meπŸ˜œπŸ‘Š

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