Samantha Hoopes

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Samantha Hoopes
Samantha Hoopes in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Hoopes in February 2014
Born (1991-02-10) February 10, 1991 (age 28)
Modeling information
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair colorBlonde
Brown (natural)
Eye colorBrown
  • MGM Models (Hamburg)[1]

Samantha Hoopes (born February 10, 1991) is an American model known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2014 to 2019.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hoopes is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Central Bucks East High School.[2] She is the youngest of five sisters. She went to Barbizon Chique in Philadelphia for modeling training. [3] She first attended a branch campus then Penn State University majoring in business after changing her major from kinesiology. [4] Hoopes wanted to be a gym teacher and coach a team on the side. Hoopes played field hockey in middle school but not in high school. Since she was modeling, She was told not to mess with field hockey because she would always get bruises.[2]


She has appeared in the 2014 Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue.[2] Hoopes has modeled for Guess[5][6] and Levi's Jeans.[7]

She posed for the June 2014 of Maxim Magazine.[8] She was ranked 18 out of Maxim's 100 Hottest in 2014.[9]

Personal life[edit]

As of July 2018, Hoopes is engaged to Italian entrepreneur Salvatore Palella.[10][11][12][13] Hoopes announced on Instagram that she is expecting her first child in August 2019.[14]


  1. ^ "Samantha Hoopes - Model".
  2. ^ a b c d "Meet Samantha Hoopes, Penn Stater and SI Swimsuit Model". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Barbizon Chique Models & Talent - Success Stories". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ E. Wellington (March 7, 2014). "Bucks native lands SI swimsuit issue, Guess gig". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Chrystal Fortt (July 12, 2014). "Guess Rounds Up Bonjana Ksrmanovic, Gigi Hadid, Yara Khmidan, & Samantha Hoopes Shines In Western Fall and Winter Campaign". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "Congrats To Model Pal Samantha Hoopes As The New Face Of GUESS!". February 7, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "Playing it cool by the Bay: Behind the scenes on the Levi's shoot with Samantha Hoopes, Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis". Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  8. ^ Nicole Conlan (June 24, 2014). "Samantha Hoopes tries out one interesting new pose for Maxim, Nina Agdal has Bond Girl aspirations, and more news". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Hot Pictures of Samantha Hoopes, Former Athlete and Maxim Hot 100 Girl". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  10. ^ Karen Birney (July 12, 2018). "Model Samantha Hoopes is engaged to boyfriend of one year Salvatore Palella". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  11. ^ Esther Lee (July 11, 2018). "Sports Illustrated Model Samantha Hoopes Is Engaged to Salvatore Palella". Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  12. ^ Kelsey Hendrix (July 10, 2018). "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Samantha Hoopes Is Engaged!". Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Whitney Vasquez (July 7, 2018). "Samantha Hoopes is Engaged to Italian Entrepreneur". Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Samantha Hoopes is pregnant with her first child!". Retrieved July 31, 2019.

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