From Ms. Universe to Nike, Alberta’s Ashley Callingbull has been in ads, on TV screens and magazine covers all over North America – but her upcoming appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will be, what we can only describe as historic. 

“I’m so excited to announce on International Women’s Day that I’ve been chosen by @si_swimsuit and will be flying to the Dominican Republic today for my first ever shoot with the brand,” she shared on her Instagram.

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Callingbull, who grew up in the Enoch Cree Nation community west of Edmonton, is one of 14 women to have made the final cut of Sports Illustrated’s annual Swim Search competition was not only the only Canadian to have been chosen this year, but will also be the very first indigenous woman ever to reach the milestone.

“I’m so honoured and thankful to @mj_day and the Sports Illustrated team for believing in me, helping me amplify my voice and also for making sure that I won’t be the last Indigenous woman to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated.”

“My heart is so happy and I can’t wait to share my journey,” she continued.

While we’ll have to wait to see the iconic Sports Illustrated 2022 Swimsuit Issue hit the stands, you can follow her from the beach to SI stardom on her Instagram where she has shared several updates and BTS footage.

This is major and we can wait to see what she does next!