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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.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT NAMES TANAYE WHITE, KATHY JACOBS AS MODEL SEARCH WINNERS

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

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