Brittany Mahomes named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie

Brittany Mahomes was made a 2024 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie days before her husband, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, will play in Super Bowl LVIII.

The honor comes weeks after the publisher of the once formidable sports magazine announced massive editorial layoffs were in the works. But that didn’t stop Sports Illustrated from celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new swimsuit issue.

Mahomes, a 28-year-old Texas native, was photographed in Belize, Sports Illustrated said Thursday.

While known for her marriage to last year’s Super Bowl MVP, who hopes to repeat that performance Sunday, Brittany Mahomes is a former professional soccer player. She also owns a piece of the Kansas City Current women’s soccer team.

“I’m truly just so humbled and still in disbelief,” she said of making the Sports Illustrated swimsuit squad.

Sports Illustrated called Brittany Mahomes “the epitome of a modern-day powerhouse” due to her success as an entrepreneur, athlete and mother of two.

Last week, she posted a social media photo taken outside Allegiant Stadium, which is hosting Sunday’s big game. That showdown is already surrounded by unparalleled hype.

Pop star Taylor Swift is expected to fly straight from a Saturday night performance in Tokyo to Nevada to cheer on her boyfriend Travis Kelce, who’s Patrick Mahomes most sure-handed teammate. Swift’s attendance at Chiefs games throughout the season has become a spectacle in its own right. Swift and Mahomes are sometimes spotted together cheering on their significant others.

More than 200 million viewers are expected to tune in Sunday when the game gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET.