Message from a Model
Message from a Model
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Samantha Hoopes



(born February 10, 1991) is an American model, best known for appearing in Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Most American Thickburger advertisement and the Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue in 2014.

Hoopes is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Central Bucks East High School. She is the youngest of five sisters. She went to Barbizon Performing Arts Academy studying modeling and acting instead of reading and math and science. She first studied at a branch campus then Penn State University and majored in business after changing her major from kinesiology In 2011, Hoopes moved to Hollywood and started her career. 

Hoopes is currently signed with Elite LA and Select Model Management London.

She appeared in the 2014 Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue. She is a fashion model for Guess.[5][6] Hoopes is also a model for Levi's Jeans.

Hoopes posed for the June 2014 of Maxim Magazine. She was ranked 18 for Maxim's 100 Hottest in 2014.


Personal life

As of July 2018, Hoopes is engaged to Italian entrepreneur Salvatore Palella. Palella proposed to Hoopes in Portofino on the Italian Riviera, where they first met 380 days prior to the proposal. The couple met in the picturesque village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera in June 2017, hitting it off immediately. They marked their one year anniversary with a trip back to the place they first met and it was there - in the luxury surroundings of the Bulgari Hotel Milano - where Salvatore got down on one knee to ask Samantha Hoopes to be his wife.