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"Golden Barbie" Jasmine Sanders has been announced as Sports Illustrated's Rookie of the Year.

 "The thing about Jasmine is that there is an instant connection to her when you meet her," SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day said of the rookie.

"Regardless of if it is in person or at an event or across all of the SI Swimsuits platforms, you are immediately drawn to her. She is the most warm and authentic human being. The beauty inside matches the beauty outside.

"Jasmine's professional dedication is impressive as well. She shows up for this brand in an EXEMPLARY fashion. She takes being a part of the SI Swimsuit franchise very seriously. She is effortlessly chic, whip-smart, humble, engaging, and a pleasure to be around. Her participation makes this brand better, and I couldn't be happier to name her our 2019 Rookie of the Year!" she concluded.

It's clear to see why Jasmine earned the honor.