Daughter of two Marines featured in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Hannah Ferguson, the daughter of two Marines -- one sniper and one drill instructor -- is featured in this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Her parents are supportive of her career, she told Reuters. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Hannah Ferguson, the daughter of two Marines — one sniper and one drill instructor — is featured in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. She told Reuters her parents are supportive of her career. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Hannah Ferguson doesn’t just have two Marines as parents — her mom served as a drill instructor and her dad as a sniper.

Prospective dates asked her out at their own peril, according to Sports Illustrated.

Ferguson, 22, spent a lot of time hanging around her dad’s shop, and it was there where she was first exposed to a community she wanted to join. But that community didn’t involve dress blues or MARPAT. Ferguson wanted to show a bit more skin than that.

“My dad has Sports Illustrated calendars in his shop,” Ferguson told Reuters. “I would always flip through them and look at them and daydream about one day being able to do that. I never thought it would come true.”

This week, the Marines’ daughter from San Angelo, Texas, became one of a dozen women featured as the 2014 rookies in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. It’s the magazine’s 50th anniversary edition of the iconic issue.

Ferguson, a model, now lives in New York with two of her sisters, according to Sports Illustrated. In her spare time, she likes to bake — and go to the gun range, Reuters reported.

Her parents, she said, have been really supportive.

“Some people have asked, ‘It is swimwear and you are showing a lot of skin. How do they feel about that?’ ” she told Reuters. “They are happy that I am chasing my dream.”

It’s not immediately clear, however, how they feel about Ferguson’s photos ending up in Marine Corps barracks or shops worldwide.


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  1. I’m sorry but it seems like this ad is trying to make the Marine Corp look bad bc her parents are Marines I know there might be some negativity about the comment but honestly so what her parents are Marines why throw it out there or even publish an article about her being in Sports Illustrated

  2. I agree man… I think it’s a little ridiculous that they blow it out of proportion haha, but maybe the Marine Corps can back her up??? They all need to vote for her for Rookie of the Year!!!!

  3. CDR Wayne L. Johnson (retired) on

    Considering the USMC Commandant’s push for more professionalism at the Exchange – he briefly barred the Marine Corps times from the check out line under this policy – he will have to ban the Sports Illustrated swim suit issue from the check out line and maybe even the entire store and all USMC facilities. In fact he may want to investigate Hannah’s parents for some sort of deficient parenting. I am of course kidding but the current Commandant has been saying and doing some strange things.

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