Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kathy Jacobs, 56, details surprising fan mail from men: ‘It’s super sweet’

EXCLUSIVE: At age 56, Kathy Jacobs is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.

The Calabasas, Calif., pinup, who proudly stands at 5-foot-3 inches, is included in the 2020 issue available on newsstands. The cover features a trio of models — Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock, who each have individual covers.

But that’s not the only reason Jacobs is celebrating these days. She was also named a winner of the third annual SI Swim Search open casting call alongside Tanaye White. Both women will make their official rookie debuts in the 2021 issue.

The original swimsuit issue, which was first published in 1964, has been a launching pad for models, such as Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson, Kate Upton and Ashley Graham.


Jacobs spoke to Fox News about being an inspiration to other women, what her fan

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Natasha Cloud named one of the most influential women in sports by Sports Illustrated

Natasha Cloud named one of the most influential women in sports originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Without taking a single step on a WNBA court this season, Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud had as much of an impact on public discourse surrounding women’s basketball as any player in the league. 

By sitting out the entire season to focus on social justice efforts, Cloud sacrificed her entire Mystics salary in 2020. In doing so she could have potentially jeopardized her status in a league that is one of the most competitive, in terms of making a roster, in North American sports. 

On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated named her to their new list called The Unrelenting. It is intended to celebrate “the women in sports who are powerful, persistent and purposeful in their pursuits—for athletic greatness, gender equality, social justice and more.” It lists the most powerful, most influential and most outstanding women

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