Samantha Hoopes

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Samantha Hoopes
Samantha Hoopes in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Hoopes 2014
Born (1991-02-10) February 10, 1991 (age 30)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
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 2020.[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 play field hockey because she would always get bruises.[2] In 2013, Hoopes moved to Hollywood to start her modeling career.[5]


She appeared nude in the 2014 Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue body paint section.[6][2] Hoopes has modeled for Guess[7][8] and Levi's Jeans.[9]

She posed for the June 2014 of Maxim Magazine.[10] She was ranked 18 out of Maxim's 100 Hottest in 2014.[11]

Personal life[edit]

As of July 2018, Hoopes is engaged to Italian entrepreneur Salvatore Palella.[12][13][14][15] In April 2019, Hoopes announced on Instagram that she was expecting her first child.[16] In August 2019, she gave birth to her first child, a son named George William Palella.[17][18]


  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.
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  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Congrats To Model Pal Samantha Hoopes As The New Face Of GUESS!". February 7, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Hot Pictures of Samantha Hoopes, Former Athlete and Maxim Hot 100 Girl". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  12. ^ Karen Birney (July 12, 2018). "Model Samantha Hoopes is engaged to boyfriend of one year Salvatore Palella". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Esther Lee (July 11, 2018). "Sports Illustrated Model Samantha Hoopes Is Engaged to Salvatore Palella". Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  14. ^ Kelsey Hendrix (July 10, 2018). "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Samantha Hoopes Is Engaged!". Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  15. ^ Whitney Vasquez (July 7, 2018). "Samantha Hoopes is Engaged to Italian Entrepreneur". Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Samantha Hoopes is pregnant with her first child!". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  17. ^ "Salvatore Palella on Instagram: '@samanthahoopes and I are excited to welcome George William Palella into the world. We love you already! #GWP'". Instagram. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  18. ^ James, Xandria. "Samantha Hoopes gives birth to her first child". Swimsuit | Retrieved March 8, 2020.

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