Hunter McGrady is showing off her curves in a new post on Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition‘s Instagram page. In the shared video series, the curvy blond bombshell is seen striking sexy poses in a black string bikini with a cut-out detail on the right side. Hunter is standing under an outdoor shower, near some green foliage, in a setting that’s sunny and tropical.
In the comments section, Hunter received praise for her confidence.
“I need that kind of confidence so badly!! She is absolutely stunning,” one commenter wrote.
Others seemed enthralled by her beauty.
“Omg @huntermcgrady is so beautiful,” another fan added. “And that suit is so amazing!!!”
“Thickness! I like,” a third person wrote.
“Hottest shower I’ve ever seen thoooo,” a fourth Instagram user added, including the emoji for fire in their comment.
But there were some commenters who expressed disgust at Hunter’s body type. One commenter compared the model to a rhino, and others speculated that Sports Illustrated featured her out of a sense of political correctness. The magazine’s social media manager has not responded to these negative comments, as of this writing.
In the video, the model is in Bali for Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition‘s 2020 photoshoot. According to a caption on a previous Instagram post from the magazine, this will be the model’s fourth spread for them. In the video that accompanied the caption, Hunter expressed excitement about being one of the models selected for the shoot.
“It is so gorgeous here you guys,” she said. “I just feel better and better every single year and this location is insane!”
In the comments section of the most recent post, Hunter received a lot of congratulatory comments from fellow Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition models. Brooks Nader, Haley Kalil, Jasmine Sanders, Robin Holzken, Mara Martin, and one of the magazine’s 2019 cover girls, Camille Kostek, gave Hunter their best.
As SI.com notes, Hunter’s first appearance in Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition was in 2017, and she participated in the magazine’s open casting for models. Even though fans chose another model to be the “Swim Search” winner, the editors were impressed by Hunter and decided to make her a Sports Illustrated rookie anyway.
For her first photoshoot, an artist painted a multicolored “swimsuit” onto her body. The painting was designed to look like a one-piece bathing suit with a plunging neckline, one that was also very low-cut in the back.
Hunter reflected on that experience in an April 30 Instagram post.
“This was body paint, can you believe?” she wrote. “Such a surreal experience this last three years have been.”
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