UFC fighter Paige VanZant continues to showcase her crossover appeal. VanZant, who has previously starred on the ABC hit show Dancing With The Stars, is now set to be featured in the upcoming edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
VanZant posed for the magazine during a photo shoot in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
VanZant now becomes the second UFC fighter to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey being the first.
“I feel like when you’re in Sports Illustrated, that means you make it,” VanZant said. “So it’s a really big deal. I’m mostly excited for people to see this side of me. I think people do forget that, yes, I’m a professional fighter … I punch people in the face for a living. But you can look really cute, too.”
You can check out an early look at VanZant in the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue below.