I mean, did we expect her not to be?

Sports Illustrated is known for a few things: solid sports journalism, an awesome magazine, and of course, their swimsuit models. 

With the new year, we get ourselves a whole new crew for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and with voting already finished, we officially have the Rookie of the Year ready to go.

Meet Alexis Ren. 

​​Alexis, a 21-year-old California native and model, jumped her way to Sports Illustrated fame by winning the Rookie of the Year contest, beating out some other absolutely beautiful and talented models along the way. 

​​With her win, she joins the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton as former winners of the award.

Makes sense, right?

​​Yup. Yup, totally.

This won't be the last you hear of her. 

And of course, be sure to enjoy this year's Swimsuit Edition. With Ren as a rookie, we can't imagine what the full case is going to look like.