Bianca Balti sizzles as Rookie of the year in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2017

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Italian model Bianca Balti (Women) recently made her debut appearance on this year`s pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

There are four new faces in the new Sports Illustrated issue, and alongside Bianca the audience also has the chance to meet the new rookies – Kelly Gale, Lais Ribeiro, Myla Dalbesio, Vita Sidorkina, Danielle Herrington and Mia Kang.

Photographed under the lens of James Macari, Bianca posed on locations in Sumba Island, in Indonesia. According to the votes of audience, Bianca was named the magazine‘s 2017 Rookie of the Year.

The 32-year-old beauty has been modeling for the past 15 years and because of her piercing blue eyes, gorgeous hair, perfect pout and Italian charm, she has been the face of brands like Dolce & Gabbana and L’Oreal Paris for years.

SEE MORE: Kate Upton is ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue’s 2017 Cover Model!

Last week she closed the Dolce & Gabbana fall 2017 fashion show at Milan fashion week. For the last decade Balti has been the face of D&G’s fragrances, she has walked the runway while pregnant with her daughter Mia, and has been an integral part of the family since 2005.

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In her recent interview for People magazine, Bianca talked about balancing motherhood and dealing with her post-baby body while working as a swimsuit model.

After the birth of her second daughter, Bianca stated: “It is a challenge, but it’s also a pleasure, because we are lucky to have these problems! As soon as I gave birth I had like 20 kilos, which I think is about 50 lbs., and I realized, oh my gosh, in one month I have my photoshoot,” Balti says. 

“So I had to lose a lot, and you know, it doesn’t happen in one month. So it took me almost a year because I think realistically it takes about a year. But it empowered me a lot, because I was training twice a day, and then going back to my baby, sleeping with the baby, and I did it and I felt empowered like I never felt before”, stated Bianca.

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Images: SI.com

Video: Youtube/Fab Fashion Fix

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