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Introducing Kathy Jacobs, The 57-Year-Old Smoke Who Just Became Sports Illustrated's Oldest Ever Swimsuit Model

Source - It’s the new age of sexy. And 57-year-old Sports Illustrated bikini model Kathy Jacobs is the silver-haired mother of the movement. “Old is the new hot,” a smiling Jacobs told The Post. 

The 5-foot-2 married mom of one is featured in SI’s 2021 Swimsuit edition, and is the oldest woman to ever be spotlighted in the issue’s 57-year history. (Sports Illustrated’s first Swim volume hit shelves in 1964 — the same year Jacobs was born).

“I’m closer to 60 than I am to 50 at this point,” said the small town Texas girl-turned-Calabasas, California resident. “So to be in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine representing ladies my age is just the best feeling in the world.”

Jacobs was one of the 13 rookie models discovered through Sports Illustrated’s annual Swim Search casting call.

First of all, a massive congratulations to Kathy on not only making her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition debut, but being also being the oldest woman ever to do so. Here's the video that landed her the job...

It was part of a social media campaign where eighteen women submitted videos of themselves saying why they deserved to be the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition "rookie model." That said, this wasn't her first time in front of a camera. She had a brief modeling career in the eighties that included a cover shoot for "Woman's World" magazine...

Other than that she's pretty much been non existent until this year's SI runway show last week. From the event…

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^^ A little bit of a ham at the end of the runway, but I'll give her a pass. You've gotta milk that moment for everything it's worth. Here are some other photos from her Instagram…

Yeah I think she's earned her spot. She also had this to say to Sports Illustrated about including older models in their shows…

“Put ladies over 50, 60 and 70 in your ads and on the runway,” she said “We should be honored by major brands because we’re the demographic with the most disposable income. Show these ladies some love.”

Not sure how many 50, 60, and 70 year olds are buying their products, but I get it. Congrats on the newfound success, Kathy. Well deserved.