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SI Swim Model Ashley Callingbull Tells the Story as First Indigenous Woman in Number: ‘I Had to Do It’

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Ashley Callingbull is breaking barriers one camera flash at a time.

Model from the Enoch Cree Nation in the province of Alberta, Canada, makes history as the first Indigenous First Nations woman to appear in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. The magazine hits newsstands May 19.

The 32-year-old, a finalist in this year’s SI Swim Search, was chosen from thousands of applications to be flown to the Dominican Republic and photographed by famed photographer Yu Tsai. The winner of the annual cast will become a rookie in issue 2023.

The motivational speaker and pageant queen told Fox News Digital why she gave it a try this year, how she overcame her personal insecurities and what the honor means to her today.

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Ashley Callingbull is a finalist in this year’s SI Swim Search.
(Courtesy of Ashley Callingbull)

FoxNews: What inspired you to try the SI Swim Search?
Ashley CallingBull: I saw that SI has created a Swim Service network, where women can join and have different discussions. It was about female empowerment, and that really encouraged me to get involved. And, the truth is, I felt ready. I was ready for this. I wanted to do it last year, but life has gotten so busy. But this time, I knew I had to. I knew thousands of women would try it, but I couldn’t miss my chance.

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