Cape May is about to be in the spotlight again. On February 18th 2014 Sports Illustrated Magazine rolls out the annual Swim Suit edition. What has been an almost best kept secret since last year, is finally out of the proverbial bag. Ok maybe there was a little tweeting about it.
IMG Model GiGi Hadid pictured above announced on Instagram how proud she was to be one of this years “Rookie Models”. Earlier in the week Sports Illustrated announced on their blog they would be releasing sneak peaks in the ramp-up, leading to the issues release.
In the announcement they wrote, “many of us in the Swimsuit family were born and bred in the Garden State: editors MJ Day, Darcie Baum and editorial assistant Alyssa Conroy, photographer Walter Iooss, p.r. sage Scott Novak, founding editor Jule Campbell, as well as blogger Rebecca Shorte”.
While rumors of the photo shoot buzzed around Cape May, tourism officials urged local enthusiasts to not “leak” images or word to the general public for fear the shoot would not make the magazine. While city officials as well as those from State level tourism departments were crucial in making this possible, clearly SI folks have a love for New Jersey.
Although it seems the Cape May part of the issue has a “Stronger than the Storm” theme, one thing is certain all eyes will once again be on Cape May as readers turn the pages. Or will they?