A model from Central New York is making a splash in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Marquita Pring, who grew up in the Oneida County village of Clinton, posed in several bikinis for the magazine’s upcoming 2021 Swimsuit edition alongside big names like Lais Ribeiro, Kate Bock, Josephine Skriver, Danielle Herrington, and former Miss Minnesota USA Haley Kalil. It’s Pring’s second time appearing in the annual publication after making her rookie debut last year.
“Marquita is a natural fit for our brand,” editor MJ Day said in a statement. “She is effortless to photograph, and a pleasure to be around. She is smart, competent, established and possesses a hunger and dedication to changing the industry. Her voice is powerful, and it is an important one for the world to hear. She represents so many different types of women and we are incredibly lucky to be a part of her story.”
Pring, 30, has been modeling since age 15, signing with IMG’s curvy model devision in 2010. She’s walked on the runway at fashion shows for Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Siriano and Tommy Hilfiger; posed for Vogue Italia; and appeared in advertisements for for L’Oreal, Nordstrom and Levi Strauss & Co.