Who is Maggie Rawlins?
Maggie Rawlins is a model who is making a splash as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie in the legendary mag’s 2021 issue, and after a hell of a year, too: The South Carolina citizen is a registered nurse, and fought COVID-19 on the front lines last spring while working at several hospitals in New York City.
Rawlins has modeled full-time for the last five years, Bazaar reports and had previously specialized as a pediatric oncology nurse, according to her Sports Illustrated biography. When the pandemic first hit, she traveled to NYC to work in several hospitals in Queens.
Today, she continues to advocate for quality health care for those in need as a One World Health ambassador.
Maggie Rawlins Age
Born in 1994, Maggie Rawlins is 27 years old.
Maggie Rawlins Height
The model has a great height of 5 feet and 7 inches or 170 centimeters.
Maggie Rawlins Douglas Husband
Maggie is currently married to her beau husband George Douglas III. The childhood sweethearts tied the knot at Cannon Green in Charleston on 5th June 2016. In fact, Rawlins posted her 1st-anniversary pictures on Instagram on June 5, 2017.
Maggie Rawlins: Sports Illustrated Swim 2021 Model
On Friday, the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit unveiled registered nurse Maggie Rawlins as one of the models featured in this year’s annual issue, which hits newsstands in July. The appearance marks her SI Swimsuit debut and comes after a busy year of volunteer healthcare work.
“I feel like everyone has a role and responsibility to play during the pandemic,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Since I have an active nursing license, I felt like [going back to nursing] was the right thing to do. Additionally, it was in New York City…That city has been so good to me, and I wanted to give back.”
Rawlins says jumping back into the healthcare field amid a global pandemic was “nerve-wracking but amazing”.
“I didn’t take a ton of time to process my emotions,” the SI Rookie admits. “It was just focusing on each person in front of me, making sure their needs were met. By the end of my shift, I would go home exhausted, rest, and then wake up and do it all over again. I was only there for a three-week assignment, and I want people to remember that most nurses are still there making those sacrifices.”
Featured: Maggie Rawlins Model
When asked how she hopes to balance her volunteer work with modeling, Rawlins says, “I see them working together!”
“Through modeling, I have an incredible platform to raise awareness about causes I care about. My team at The Lions Talent Management has been so supportive through it all. It’s key to have people support you. I always keep my nurses license active so I can volunteer with OneWorld Health, and step in when needed.”
Rawlins says the SI Swimsuit experience was much different in light of the pandemic. In years past, models have jetted off to tropical locations to shoot the coveted spread, but this year they tried to “limit travel and be socially-distanced when possible.”
Maggie Rawlins Instagram
Despite the changes, Rawlins says being featured for the first time “feels amazing,” adding, “It is rewarding — both as something I’ve worked for and as a way to highlight the work of nurses.”
View this post on Instagram