Christen Harper could be following in the footsteps of fellow NFL WAGs Camille Kostek and Olivia Culpo.
Earlier this week, Harper — the girlfriend of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff — submitted a video as part of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s model search, hoping to appear within the pages of the publication’s iconic issue.
“I am SO excited to finally go after one of my wildest dreams,” Harper captioned her entry video on Instagram. “@si_swimsuit has meant so much more than a magazine to me, it gave me the confidence to embrace who I am and ultimately chase my dreams.”
Harper, who is also an aspiring actress, later opened up about the criticism she has faced throughout her modelling career, and how she hopes to encourage body positivity.
“I was told countless times by agencies that I would be successful if I could just lose a few inches off my waist and that I wouldn’t be taken seriously outside of LA because of the size of my chest,” she said in her video.
“Instead of shrinking myself down into an unrealistic standard for my own body, I chose to have faith that I was enough.
“It took a long time to fully love my body for all that it is, but I am standing here today happier and more confident than ever.
“I want to inspire other women to feel the same way and to treat their body the way they would a best friend … love her, respect her and ultimately believe in her.”
In response to Harper’s video, SI Swimsuit’s official account replied” “Yes yes yes yes!!!!!” with love-heart eye emojiis.
Kostek, the girlfriend of Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski, graced the cover of SI Swimsuit in 2019. Culpo, who is dating Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, is one of this year’s cover stars.
Harper and Goff have been linked since early 2019.
This article first appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission