Katrina Scott becomes first visibly pregnant model to pose for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

This year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features the magazine’s first-ever visibly pregnant model, Katrina Scott.

Katrina was named Rookie of the Year in 2021, and has returned to the magazine this year with a markedly different figure.

The 38-year-old fitness trainer and co-founder of Tone It Up is about 35 weeks pregnant with her second child with husband Brian Scott, and she glows as she shows off her baby bump in a white one-shoulder bikini.

‘As women, we have been told, shown, and expected to hide (then “bounce back” from) our pregnant bodies, when, in fact, our beautiful bumps embody the miracle of what it means to be Selfless, Vulnerable, and Strong,’ Katrina said in celebration of the occasion on Instagram. 

This year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features the magazine’s first-ever visibly pregnant model, Katrina Scott

Katrina was named Rookie of the Year in 2021, and has returned to the magazine this year with a markedly different figure

Katrina was named Rookie of the Year in 2021, and has returned to the magazine this year with a markedly different figure

The 38-year-old fitness trainer and co-founder of Tone It Up is pregnant with her second child

The 38-year-old fitness trainer and co-founder of Tone It Up is pregnant with her second child

The magazine celebrated the boundary-breaking shoot on Instagram today, calling it a ‘MAJOR moment.’

‘From Rookie of the Year in 2021 to the FIRST EVER visibly pregnant woman in the SI Swimsuit Issue, @katrinascott continues to show up and make waves!’ they wrote.

Meanwhile, Katrina marked the occasion herself.

‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has a storied history of firsts… of breaking boundaries, building and restoring confidence, and speaking directly to all women in an empowering and inclusive voice. Today is such a special moment that I’m honored to be a part of,’ she said.

‘In this issue, I hope to represent all the women out there that are creating life, feeling all the feels, and embracing change as they look to the future, especially those having difficult fertility journeys. I am with you, and you are never alone. 

The magazine celebrated the boundary-breaking shoot on Instagram today, calling it a 'MAJOR moment'

The magazine celebrated the boundary-breaking shoot on Instagram today, calling it a ‘MAJOR moment’ 

'From Rookie of the Year in 2021 to the FIRST EVER visibly pregnant woman in the SI Swimsuit Issue, @katrinascott continues to show up and make waves!' they wrote

‘From Rookie of the Year in 2021 to the FIRST EVER visibly pregnant woman in the SI Swimsuit Issue, @katrinascott continues to show up and make waves!’ they wrote

'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has a storied history of firsts… of breaking boundaries, building and restoring confidence, and speaking directly to all women in an empowering and inclusive voice. Today is such a special moment that I’m honored to be a part of,' Katrina said

‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has a storied history of firsts… of breaking boundaries, building and restoring confidence, and speaking directly to all women in an empowering and inclusive voice. Today is such a special moment that I’m honored to be a part of,’ Katrina said

‘Our bodies and minds are capable of extraordinary things, and as for me, I’m all about gracefully bouncing forward,’ she concluded.

Katrina was shot by photographer Derek Kettela, with hair by Riad Azar and makeup by Jodie Boland.

In July of 2021, Katrina walked the runway for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit show during Miami Swim Week while undergoing IVF.

Just weeks before, she had undergone a surgical hysteroscopy procedure and hormone treatments.

When the magazine called to ask her to participate, she was hesitant, telling Today: ‘I didn’t feel ready — [the] amount of swelling and hormones, the amount of things that were happening [with my body], but I said, “I’m going to agree to this even though this is such a crazy time in my body.”‘

In July of 2021, Katrina walked the runway for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit show during Miami Swim Week while undergoing IVF

In July of 2021, Katrina walked the runway for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit show during Miami Swim Week while undergoing IVF

Katrina is pictured with her husband, Brian Scott. The pair are expecting baby number two

Katrina is pictured with her husband, Brian Scott. The pair are expecting baby number two

'I really think that the more that women encourage and empower and give permission to each to be exactly who they are,' she said

‘I really think that the more that women encourage and empower and give permission to each to be exactly who they are,’ she said

Katrina is already mom to a three-year-old daughter, Isabelle

Katrina is already mom to a three-year-old daughter, Isabelle

'Our bodies and minds are capable of extraordinary things, and as for me, I’m all about gracefully bouncing forward,' she said

‘Our bodies and minds are capable of extraordinary things, and as for me, I’m all about gracefully bouncing forward,’ she said

She later posted images from the event on Instagram.

‘I hope to represent all the moms… you are remarkable and so strong,’ she wrote at the time.

‘I hope to represent the women yearning to grow their family… who may have experienced loss (my 3 angels), and all my IVF warriors who are holding onto every month praying for their family.’

‘I really think that the more that women encourage and empower and give permission to each to be exactly who they are, the more we want to be around those people,’ she added to Today. ‘At one point I was just holding my heart, because I couldn’t even handle how joyful I was.’

Katrina is already mom to a three-year-old daughter, Isabelle.