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Yumi Nu

It seems like anything Yumi Nu puts her mind to is a success. Now, the 25-year old is on the cover of SI Swimsuit after making her debut in the magazine last year.
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“In her first year of being in the spotlight, Yumi is coming into who she is and taking on the responsibility of what she stands for,” says SI Swimsuit editor in chief MJ Day.
Says Nu, “Sports Illustrated was definitely part of this huge wave I’ve been riding right now.”
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“Montenegro was probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever shot in,” Nu says.
“I kept on having these moments of awe during my shoot. It was hard to stay focused because these breathtaking views were all around me. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have been asked back and then to go to beautiful Montenegro!”
“The journey we’ve been on—to break out of the mold the world put us in—may sound familiar,” says Day.
“It’s certainly familiar to the women we’ve chosen to be our cover models: Maye, Ciara, Yumi, Kim. So in this issue, we encourage readers to see these models as we see them: multifaceted, multitalented—and sexy while they’re at it.”
She adds, “The world may label them one way, but we want to focus our lens on all the ways they see themselves and how they own who they are. No matter your age, whether you’re a new mom, partner, sister, entertainer, athlete, entrepreneur, advocate, student, mentor, role model, leader or dreamer—or all of the above—we want to celebrate these women, their evolution and the many dimensions of who they are.”