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 27)
Modeling information
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair colorBlonde (natural: brown)
Eye colorBrown
  • Two Management (Copenhagen, Los Angeles)
  • MGM Models (Hamburg) [1]

Samantha Hoopes (born February 10, 1991) is an American model, best known for appearing in Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Most American Thickburger advertisement and the Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue in 2014.[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 Performing Arts Academy studying modeling and acting instead of reading and math and science. She first studied at a branch campus then Penn State University and majored in business after changing her major from kinesiology.[2][3]. In 2011, Hoopes moved to Hollywood and started her career.


Hoopes is currently signed with Elite LA and Select Model Management London.[4]

She appeared in the 2014 Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue.[2] She is a fashion model for Guess.[5][6] Hoopes is also a model for Levi's Jeans.[7]

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

Personal life[edit]

As of July 2018, Hoopes is engaged to Italian entrepreneur Salvatore Palella. Palella proposed to Hoopes in Portofino on the Italian Riviera, where they first met 380 days prior to the proposal. The couple met in the picturesque village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera in June 2017, hitting it off immediately. They marked their one year anniversary with a trip back to the place they first met and it was there - in the luxury surroundings of the Bulgari Hotel Milano - where Salvatore got down on one knee to ask Samantha Hoopes to be his wife. [10][11] [12] [13]


  1. ^ "Samantha Hoopes - Model".
  2. ^ a b c d "Meet Samantha Hoopes, Penn Stater and SI Swimsuit Model". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  3. ^ E. Wellington (March 7, 2014). "Bucks native lands SI swimsuit issue, Guess gig". Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Samantha Hoopes". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. 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.

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