There has been a lot of talk over the past few weeks, about which of the 12 debuting models in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will win the Rookie of the Year distinction. There is a lot of strong competition for the Rookie of the Year this year and it looks like it is going to be a tight call, with all of the models worthy of winning.
One of the models, who is waiting to discover her fate in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2014 Rookie of the Year list, is Dutch beauty Valerie Van Der Graaf. At the age of just 22 years old, Valerie Van Der Graaf is one of the youngest models in the running for the prize and it would certainly be a boost to this young models career.
Valerie Van Der Graaf has been in the modelling game for many years now, first being discovered at the age of just 15 but it is the past few years that we have really started to see her come into her own, with her modelling career going from strength to strength. With Sara Sampaio the favourite to win the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie of the Year 2014, it looks like Valerie Van Der Graaf will miss out.
As well as having Valerie Van Der Graaf among the nominees, with Sara Sampaio as the favourite, the other 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie of the Year nominees are Marloes Horst, Samantha Hoopes, Hannah Ferguson, Lily Aldridge, Chane Iman, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Lauren Mellor and Bregje Heinen.
Voting has now closed and the winner of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2014 Rookie of the Year will be announced tomorrow (March 5).