The 5-foot, 7-inch Rawlins was scouted for modeling as a teenager. She always wanted to become a nurse, like her granny who worked overnights in labor and delivery. After completing school, she was working as a hematology oncology nurse in South Carolina when a Miami agency reached out.
” I was operating in LA, and I reserved a flight back [to South Carolina] thinking it would be a month or so,” Rawlins told The Post. The call went out for nurses, so she instantly raised her hand and headed to New York City at the end of March 2020.
” I wish to stress that I was only there for three weeks, which is nothing compared to the sacrifices they have actually made,” she stated, including, “COVID hasnt stopped for them.”
Asked if any co-workers or patients understood of her day task, she said: “Absolutely not. And I do not think anyone would have cared at that point.”
” At very first I thought it was a little a scam, however my nurse manager stated to go all out. She stated to keep my license active, and if I didnt like it, I might always return,” she said.
The South Carolina native, who has designed for underwear brand Intimissimi and landed the October cover of Elle Croatia, worked in a Queens medical center during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring.
” I did a great deal of at-home Pilates and the Sculpt Society app with Megan Roup,” stated Rawlins, whose preferred SI swim models are Kathy Ireland and Elle Macpherson.
” I had the capability as a nurse, and it was a duty more than anything else … You simply hit the ground running. There were a great deal of barriers.”
She constantly wanted to end up being a nurse, like her grandmother who worked overnights in labor and delivery. After completing school, she was working as a hematology oncology nurse in South Carolina when a Miami agency reached out.
I got a call from my agent stating I was up for it. Two hours later, he stated, Youre verified for Sports Illustrated, and youre shooting in three weeks,” said Rawlins, adding that she had been indulging in red wine and had to quickly bounce back into shape.
Rawlins, 28, can assist with that blood pressure spike– she is a registered nurse.
She hopes this bikini-baring minute accentuates health-care employees.
And in December, Rawlins, who is wed to her youth neighbor George Douglas III and now lives in Manhattan, got another life-changing call: She d been tapped to posture for the distinguished swimwear bible.
Rawlins preserved her credentials by offering with nonprofit OneWorld Health, and has actually taken a trip to nations such as Uganda and Nicaragua, working as a triage nurse, before leaping back in to help the pandemic-ravaged NYC.
” I had no idea I was even on SIs radar. I got a call from my agent stating I was up for it. Then two hours later on, he said, Youre validated for Sports Illustrated, and youre shooting in 3 weeks,” said Rawlins, adding that she had been indulging in red white wine and had to quickly recover into shape.
As one of Sports Illustrateds latest swimsuit designs, Maggie Rawlins is setting pulses racing.
Maggie Rawlins on the cover of Sports Illustrated, hitting stands in July.James Macari/ SPORTS ILLUSTRATED