With a whopping twelve rookies introduced in 2014, someone had to slip away in 2015. I am actually surprised at how many did stick around. Seven: more than half of them.
We lost the entire Netherlands subcommittee: Bregje, Marloes, and Valerie. I expected at least one of them to stick around. Marloes was the swimsuit-model-lookingest girl of the bunch. And Bregje had those eyes. (And that one-piece.)
The most surprising return for me was Samantha Hoopes. Sexy, obviously. But she seemed like very straightforward blonde-with-big-boobs, if that makes sense. (Though I suppose “blonde with big boobs” never hurt anyone’s chances in the swimsuit issue.)
Samantha has a pretty 2015, by the way.
I also thought Emily Ratajkowski was going to completely distance herself from SI, but she’s back.
I’m sad to lose Cris, but I believe she had a baby. And Lauren had loads of potential, in my opinion.
In any case, we now have seven rookies to watch. My predictions, from most likely to least likely to return:
1) Kelly (would probably be #2 if she hadn’t just gotten ROTY)
We’ll find out in a year!
Rookies crumbling 2013, 2012, 2011.