[Desi spotting = items with South Asia(n) connections - see our archive]
I told my wife when we were married 10+ years ago, "Anything you find on my computer, it's research." This post falls under that clause.
Basically, there's nothing I wouldn't do for SAJA or our community, including searching through the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, looking for South Asian connections. After years of making this supreme sacrifice, I am happy to report on the following four items in this year's issue.
* Sonia Dara becomes the first South Asian model to be featured in the issue. Here's how she's described:
Sonia, the daughter of Indian immigrants, was discovered at an AMTC event when she was 16. She has worked with clients such as Cosmo Girl, Seventeen, Neiman Marcus and Vogue India and is also a sophomore at Harvard College. This is Sonia's first appearance in the Sports Illustrated.
* Speaking of Rajasthan, here's a page under "Locations":
* The other South Asian connection is Maldives, which was another of the locations and where the cover was shot (that's Brooklyn Decker, who is tennis star Andy Roddick):
* And the Maldives page:
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