Here are the top celebrity and entertainment stories from Fox News Flash. Check out the entertainment highlights from this past week.
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! The official winner of this year’s SI Swim Search is Mady Dewey.
Among the thousands of applicants, the CEO and co-founder of the social media app Herd Social was selected for the annual casting call by SI Swimsuits .
The California native will now appear as a rookie in the 2023 edition after being photographed by renowned photographer Yu Tsai in the Dominican Republic and walking the runway during Miami Swim Week, the source announced on Monday.
The winner of the 2022 SI Swim Search is Mady Dewey. (Yu Tsai/Swimsuit from Sports Illustrated)
During Miami Swim Week in July, Nicole Williams English, the first rookie for 2023, was introduced on the runway.
SI Swimsuits editor-in-chief MJ Day said, “We are happy to announce Mady as the Swim Search winner and our second rookie for the 2023 issue. “We are eager to have her represent our brand because of her commitment to bringing about change, which was perfectly matched with her professionalism and pleasant demeanor.”
On Monday, former SI Swimsuit cover girl Camille Kostek called Dewey on Zoom and shared the information.
Mady Dewey initially heard the news from Camille Kostek. (Photo by John Parra for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
Kostek informed Dewey, “You know that being a part of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit means so much more than just shooting for the magazine. “When you’re a member of it, they refer to it as a swim sisterhood—not because of the Swim Search community, but rather because you can’t always tell a newbie from an old hand. I sincerely hope that you experienced that during Swim Week.”
The 30-year-old said, “You might need to practice a little more in the mirror since your rookie shoot is coming up in 2023, and I want to know how you feel about that.” “Congratulations! You are our new rookie for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2023 and the winner of the Swim Search. Please join our family!”
After receiving her degree from Chapman University, Dewey first began her career in technology. Dewey acknowledged the detrimental effects social media had on her mental health and self-image throughout the pandemic. Herd, a “pressure-free photo-sharing network for GenZ women and non-binary people,” was eventually forced upon her. In addition, Dewey co-hosts the Socially Well podcast and makes content for the TikTok app.
On July 16, 2022, Mady Dewey walks the runway for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at Paraiso Miami Beach. (Photo by John Parra for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
She is currently working for chat service Discord as a product marketing manager, according to the source.
Dewey instantly shared the news with her followers on social media.
“Screaming. Crying. ecstatically jumping, “Dewey started her Instagram post. “I’m proud to announce that I’m a rookie for @si swimsuit 2023. This is the realization of a lifelong dream! The entire SI team has altered my life, and I will always be grateful to them for believing in me, making me feel so supported, and developing Swim Search in the first place.”
On July 16, 2022, in Florida, Mady Dewey appears at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show during Paraiso Miami Beach. (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit via Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Dewey revealed, “I recorded a Swim Search audition tape in 2020 but didn’t submit it. “I struggled in silence with my mental health and connection with food because I was too concerned about what other people might say. I had allowed them to dull my brightness. When I was trying to recuperate, @camillekostek was one of my main inspirations.”
The 25-year-old continued, “I promised myself this year that just publishing the tape alone would signify that I had won. “What began as a celebration of my progress toward self-acceptance came to a heartwarming conclusion when Camille and the SI team informed me that I had been named rookie. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”
I truly appreciate all of your support, as well as that of the entire @theswimfluencenetwork community, she said. “Here’s to pursuing your goals, accepting yourself for who you are, and never letting other people’s perceptions of you hold you back. YOU HAVE NO LIMITS.”
On July 16, 2022, Larry English and Nicole Williams English will walk the runway at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at Paraiso Miami Beach. (Photo by John Parra for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
Dewey has expressed to the publication her hope that other women may be motivated by her images to let go of their insecurities.
I would love to demonstrate to young women the power of being true to who you are, letting your inner beauty shine, and letting go of what other people may think, she said.
The publication claims that the 2023 Swim Search submission period will soon begin. The current edition is available on newsstands.
At Foxnews.com, Stephanie Nolasco writes about entertainment.