Hailey Clauson is an American fashion model and has been the face of Dsquared2, Jill Stuart, and Gucci. In 2016, she was one of three separate cover stars of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Wikipedia
Born: March 7, 1995 (age 22), Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Agency: Women Management
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017
Hailey Clauson may be a celebrated Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl, but the 22-year-old California native almost gave up her career as a sought-after supermodel.
“My body really changed when I was about 17 or 18, like most girls, and I did not fit into sample sizes anymore,” Clauson told Ocean Drive for their 25th anniversary issue about her early years in the fashion industry. “I took a year off and let myself be a normal teenager to figure out if I still wanted to do this or not, and I decided I did.”
And while Clauson may be considered curvaceous in the style world, she was determined to proudly flaunt her assets in front of cameras.
Clauson did just that for Sports Illustrated – by baring nearly all in the Arctic Circle.
“It helped me embrace being myself, come into my own and love myself for me,” insisted the blonde bombshell. “I didn’t realize how amazing of an experience [working with Sports Illustrated] was going to be until I shot with them.
“They’re a cool, awesome, happy crew to be around, and they’ve helped me embrace my body. That part alone was amazing. And then once the issue comes out, it gives you a lot more recognition in the mainstream world, so it’s definitely changed my name in many amazing ways. I’m very thankful for it.”
Clauson credited her idols, fellow models Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell for inspiring her to pursue her dream as a model.