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.