‘Big Brother’: Bayleigh Dayton Joins Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Competition

Big Brother‘s Bayleigh Dayton submitted an audition video to Sports Illustrated magazine. SI requested all potential swimsuit models to submit videos on Instagram to be considered for the 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Bayleigh is the second Big Brother alum to have thrown her hat in the ring.

Big Brother: Bayleigh Dayton Admits to Dreaming of Sports Illustrated

In her Instagram audition post, Bayleigh Dayton revealed she has dreamed of being in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated since 14. It would be the pinnacle of her modeling career. So, the Big Brother star underlined her reasons for deserving it in the video below. But she admits her curves and height caused her to struggle tremendously.

Whenever she, “wanted to quit, something always held me here”. Even when Bayleigh was told that she wasn’t cut out for the modeling industry, she persevered. Similar to how she played Big Brother.

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I’ve dreamed on being on the pages of Sports Illustrated (@si_swimsuit) since I started modeling. Even though I started as a 14 year old girl I was never small enough to book the runway shows I wanted to be in. I was criticized for having muscles and curves. I was told by multiple agencies that I just wasn’t made for the industry & should stop trying while I was ahead. As many times as I wanted to quit, something always held me here. As soon as I would get ready to throw in the towel, I would get a call back or some standard in the industry would shift that all of a sudden made my size 2/4 acceptable. But no matter what the industry standard was at the time Sports Illustrated set their own. @si_swimsuit gave me something to hope and strive for. I broke a barrier when I became the first African American woman to be crowned @missmousa, I broke a barrier being a woman who advocated for the rights of women being sexually abused, I broke a barrier opening up the discussion of depression and speaking up about my emotions following my miscarriage in the Big Brother House & I will continue to break barriers as long as they need breaking. I would love to break barriers in the modeling industry as a healthy and happy model on the pages (+hopefully one day the cover) of Sports Illustrated. But I can’t do it alone, I need your help to get there. Tag @si_swimsuit and hashtag #siswimsearch and tell them why I deserve to be a SI Rookie 👙❤️

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Swaggy C Filmed the Audition in Miami

It was fellow Big Brother houseguest and husband Chris “Swaggy C” Williams who was behind the camera. Swaggy C filmed Bayleigh Dayton’s Sport’s Illustrated audition. Earlier this week Swaggy C shared video of himself at the beach and some footage of Bayleigh Dayton in a familiar bathing suit. He has always supported Bayleigh in everything she does and this is no different. Swaggy C always brags about her beauty and clearly thinks she has what it takes to be in Sports Illustrated.

Bayleigh Wants to ‘Break Barriers’ After ‘Big Brother’

Bayleigh Dayton was the first African American to win Miss Missouri in 2017. She is known to break barriers. Which is a huge reasoning behind her campaign to become a Sports Illustrated rookie. Also, the Big Brother celeb breached the topic of depression after her miscarriage. Her openness to the public is another example of her strength.

Not only that but she claims to be unapologetic her in every aspect of her life. She prides herself on finding a man just as real as she is. One that she would not have had if not for Big Brother. 

Big Brother: Angela Rummans Also Audition for Sports Illustrated

Angela Rummans has also posted an audition video to be in the Sports Illustrated 2020 Swimsuit audition. Her post on Instagram happened on the same exact day on Instagram. The two were at odds in the Big Brother house, so it is unlikely they were doing it together. And the two are both models and this would be a dream job. Every model in the world is probably applying as we speak.

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