Samantha Hoopes, for those not in the know, is a smoking hot Elite model from Pennsylvania who was both the face of Guess and a “rookie” for the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. You may have also seen her modeling in Maxim and Beach Bunny Swimwear, too. Her measurements are 34D-24-34.
Samantha Hoopes told Esquire, “Last year I was just another girl in Pennsylvania. Now I’m living my dream. Every day is a new adventure.” She grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia. “It’s really easy to get stuck there and one of my things was I needed to get out. If I didn’t get out I knew I’d be there forever.” Up until about a year ago, she was still living with her parents. Of course, she’s since moved to Los Angeles. She said, “I felt so liberated and like a different person. I could wake up and choose what I wanted to do. For once in my life I’m following my heart instead of doing what people tell me to do.”
She began modeling when she was 14 after her mother enrolled her in the Barbizon modeling school. Her mother thought Samantha was tall and said, “I just wanted her to learn how to speak without using the word ‘like’ so much.” Samantha Hoopes attended Central Bucks East High School and then Penn State University, where she studied kinesiology. She later changed her major to business. She told SI, “I wanted to be a gym teacher and coach a team on the side. I’m from the East Coast so I love field hockey. I played in middle school but not in high school. Since I was modeling, they told me not to mess with field hockey because I would always get bruises.”
She said landing her gig for Guess was a “pinch-me” moment…I still cannot believe I am a Guess girl.” She said her mom was conservative and her dad is “just a dad” so it was hard for them to understand her profession, “especially being in lingerie and a swimsuit model.” They are, however, very supportive.
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She described her personality as “very out there,” but added, “I’m just a normal girl, chilling.” As far as we know, Samantha Hoopes is currently single.