Sports Illustrated has announced the winner of their 2011 model search. 24-year-old Costa Rican Jessica Perez has beat out eight of the most beautiful up and coming models on Earth to take the crown. Now it’s on to bigger and better things, keep an eye out for Jessica in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue! Just as Jessica was the big winner of the model search, congrats to Nick Strachovsky of Port Jefferson, NY who beat out hundreds of submissions to win our Sports Illustrated Swimsuit “Rookie Slot” iPad giveaway! Two big winners in one day, what a great way to start off Saturday night!