Sara Sampaio is the SI Swimsuit 2014 Rookie of the Year

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Last month, we shared the twelve nominees for the SI Swimsuit 2014 Rookie of the Year, and today Swim Daily revealed that the winner with 32 percent of the vote is: Sara Sampaio. The brunette babe is the first Portuguese model to appear in the annual Swimsuit Issue, and thanks to her previous work for Victoria’s Secret, has a dedicated online following. Sara beat out Hannah Ferguson and Emily Ratajkowski who came in second and third place respectively. Congratulations to Sara, and in case you missed it, here are some photos of the model from the magazine photographed by Ben Watts.

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Image Credit: Sports Illustrated/Ben Watts