Danielle Herrington Covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

She could be seen on the front of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue showing off her gorgeous backside.

But Danielle Herrington certainly also has some front.

The 24-year-old stunner proudly flaunted her cleavage at a  Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party in New York City on Wednesday.

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She's the one: This year's cover girl Danielle Herrington, 24, proudly posed for photos holding the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue with her bikini clad image on the front 

She's the one: This year's cover girl Danielle Herrington, 24, proudly posed for photos holding the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue with her bikini clad image on the front 

She looked absolutely stunning at the gala event held at Magic Hour at Moxy in Times Square.

Danielle proudly posed for photos holding the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue with her bikini clad image on the front.

The busty bombshell showed off her cleavage in a shimmery gold Galia Lahav gown with plunging neckline and a slit at the front that revealed her fabulous legs.

Wow factor: The busty bombshell showed off her cleavage in a shimmery gold Galia Lahav gown with plunging neckline and a slit at the front that revealed her fabulous legs

Wow factor: The busty bombshell showed off her cleavage in a shimmery gold Galia Lahav gown with plunging neckline and a slit at the front that revealed her fabulous legs

Model of the moment: Danielle showed just what she's got that won her the coveted cover Model of the moment: Danielle showed just what she's got that won her the coveted cover

Model of the moment: Danielle showed just what she's got that won her the coveted cover

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Danielle Herrington ensured all eyes were on her at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit bash in a gorgeous gold Galia Lahav gown.

Featuring intricately embroidered material, a sheer skirt and racy plunge neckline, this dress has all the hallmarks of a Galia Lahav design.

Tel Aviv-based Galia Lahav are one of the most popular luxury bridal and eveningwear labels out there, and were famously the brand behind Michelle Keegan's wedding dress.

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Danielle added a pair of shiny gold sandal heels and was made up with dusky shadow on her lids and nude lip color. 

No doubt it was a time of celebration was joined by her parents at the gala who proudly showed off the cover of the iconic issue.

Danielle was also joined by Tyra Banks as they posed for gorgeous shots together.

The two along with singer Beyonce are the only three black women to grace the cover of the annual issue which dates back to 1964.

Herrington first appeared in the magazine's swimsuit issue last year when she was named as one of the publication's Rookies.

'The proud parents': Danielle's family was in attendance at the gala 

'The proud parents': Danielle's family was in attendance at the gala 

Stunners: She was joined by Tyra Banks at the gala 

Stunners: She was joined by Tyra Banks at the gala 

Trailblazers: The two along with singer Beyonce are the only three black women to grace the cover of the annual issue which dates back to 1964

Trailblazers: The two along with singer Beyonce are the only three black women to grace the cover of the annual issue which dates back to 1964

'Last year, Danielle was a rookie, and yet already an exemplary model,' Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor MJ Day said. 'She's an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador. All those things separately don't guarantee a cover, though.

'Danielle was a shy girl, who went from taking her first photos last year to showing up this year a completely different person. All the good things about her seemed to be magnified.'

The model, a native of Compton, California, posed in Habour Island, Bahamas, in front of photographer Ben Watts for her cover shoot. 

Tremendous trio: Lais Ribeiro, Haley Kalil, and Danielle all proudly posed together

Tremendous trio: Lais Ribeiro, Haley Kalil, and Danielle all proudly posed together

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