Sports Illustrated reveals first 2018 Swimsuit Issue rookie

That was fast!

Just a little over a month after the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands, the magazine debuted its first 2018 rookie.

Brazil native Anne de Paula, who turns 22 this week, found out in a tear-jerking reveal on Tuesday that she'll grace the pages of the iconic edition.

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Sports Illustrated 2018 Rookie Anne de Paula
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With the biggest smile on my face I say: I AM IN THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017! Is an honor for me to work with such an iconic magazine. Thank you @mj_day @ja_neyney @si_swimsuit and everyone who's been part of it, I had the best time ever. Shoot for SI has always been a dream of mine and now I can say that I am living it. You all made me the happiest girl in the world, I have no words to describe this feeling. Much love for this american family that welcomed me in the best way possible. Go get your copy to see more of me (in nothing but bodypaint) VAI BRASIL!!! 🙏🏼 #blessed #sportsillustrated #siswimsuit #bodypaint
@si_swimsuit Thank you for making me feel so beautiful and strong ❤️✨🙏🏼 #dreamsdocometrue #forevergrateful Bodypaint by the amazing @joannegair and her girls 🖌🎨
Did you vote for me yet!? PLEASE DO! (Link on my bio). I need your help to come back again next year for Sports Illustrated. I hope you guys liked it as much as I did while shooting. The energy and the feeling I had on set was insane, can't explain how blessed I felt. I've been working for this moment since I started modeling and that's finally happening. Thank you everyone who helped me get here!!! Love you all !!!! #siswimsuit #bodypaint
Please, keep on voting for me to be the winner of this years Model Search. I am here to represent my Rio, South America and all women out there. It is such an honor for me to be able to have a voice and speak on their behalf, show the world that we can do anything. I want to show confidence and help all women to love themselves, we are all beautiful NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY. I had an amazing feeling of "freedom" shooting for SI in bodypaint, not scared to show the world that I am happy the way I am, confident with my body. We don't have to be like anybody else, we need to be the best versions of ourselves. 💪🏼✨ #womenpower #siswimsuit
#bts from shooting in Anguilla with @si_swimsuit 🔥What a beautiful location!! 🌊 #takemeback #siswimsuit2017
Go get your SI Swimsuit 2017 copy to see a little bit more of me (or less 😏) in bodypaint! 🖌🎨 art by @joannegair + @therealmarissajade + @trendytribals. Photo: @josie_clough // Make up: @adammaclay #dreamteam #siswim
Feeling a little 😴 after a long day of work in Mexico 🇲🇽🌮
Hi monday! Another week to keep voting for me on si.com/modelsearch 🙏🏼☘️ // picture by: @victorrobertof
Red carpet smiles for SI Swimsuit launch 😆 Thank you @si_swimsuit, I had a blast! Make up: @danavilan Hair: @wigbar Styled by: @amarsana_style
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The model, who started working in the industry when she was only 14, was picked by online voters as the winner of Sports Illustrated's Model Search competition, meaning she is guaranteed a spot in the rookie section of next year's issue.

Anne thought she had been called to star in a regular episode of "SI Now," the magazine's program, but a surprise message she read on the teleprompter revealed the life-changing news. Watch the emotional moment below:

"I'm Anne de Paula and I'm the winner of the SI Swimsuit search," she read in between sobs.

The 21-year-old posed in nothing but body paint as part of this year's Model Search competition -- and by the looks of her pictures, we're not surprised she was handpicked out of all the gorgeous ladies.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Premiere Party 2017
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Nina Agdal attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Mia Kang attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Hannah Davis Jeter attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Bianca Balti attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
Model Ashley Graham attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Kate Upton attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Eugenie 'Genie' Bouchard attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Lisa-Marie Jaftha attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
Model Chrissy Teigan and musician John Legend attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Barbara Palvin attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: McKenna Berkley attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Christie Brinkley attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Myla Dalbesio attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Kelly Gale attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Anne de Paula attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Alexa Ray Joel attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Kate Bock attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Lais Ribeiro attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Samantha Hoopes attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Vita Sidorkina attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Aly Raisman (R) and Colton Underwood attend Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: MJ Day attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Hannah Ferguson attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Bojana Krsmanovic attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Robyn Lawley attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Danielle Herrington attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Rose Bertram attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model McKenna Berkley attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Samantha Hoopes attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
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Anna may look totally glam in all her snapshots, but the model is actually a self-described tomboy! She enjoys a variety of sports, including Muay Thai boxing.

Last year's winner, Mia Kang, also shares her love for the sport. Kang has risen to fame since her sexy debut in the magazine, so we can also expect the same for her equally stunning successor.

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