History-Making SI Swimsuit Model Kathy Jacobs Reveals Why She’s So Relatable

“Extra’s” Billy Bush spoke with Kathy Jacobs, who is the oldest rookie in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit history!

While she’s “over the moon” about it, Jacobs opened up on the impact she is making by first appearing in the issue at 57 rather than at 27. She said, “The impact is so much stronger because ageism is still alive and well in society.”

She added, “I think I'm relatable because I literally had a minimum-wage job in my 50s sweeping the floor at Drybar. I had no connections. I started submitted myself for modeling jobs. I entered a swim search and I won it. I think I just send the message that you can do it. Whatever it is you want to do, go out there and try and pursue it.”

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