Haley Kalil has been named the co-winner of the 2018 SI Swimsuit Model Search contest. Kalil, the wife of Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl tackle Matt Kalil, was named co-winner with Camille Kostek. As a result of her SI Swimsuit Model Search victory, Kalil will appear in the Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Swimsuit edition. The 2018 content was the first model search contest run by Sports Illustrated.
The 2018 SI Swimsuit Model Search contest began in early 2017 with open-casting that received thousands of submissions. SI then chose 35 models who were flown to New York City for a photo shoot before naming a top 15. Those 15 contestants were taken to Miami, Florida to debut Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Swim and Active apparel lines.
After Miami, the top 15 contestants were narrowed to six models who all appeared in the 2018 SI Swimsuit issue as Model Search contestants. On Tuesday, March 27, Kalil and Kostek were named as the winners.
Haley is married to Matt Kalil, an offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers. Matt Kalil played college football at USC and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings fourth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2017. Kalil, who made the Pro Bowl his rookie season, signed a 5-year, $55 million contracts with the Carolina Panthers.