Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Announces Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, 40, as Rookie for 2023 Issue

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Announces Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, 40, as Rookie for 2023 Issue

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit announces brunette bombshell Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, 40, as its newest rookie for the 2023 issue

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit had a big announcement to make early Thursday morning.

The publication shared that 40-year-old brunette bombshell Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is its latest rookie for the 2023 issue, which hits newsstands in May.

“Screaming, crying, chills,” the New York native and renowned wellness expert wrote on Instagram after it was announced she had been selected.

Hot at 40: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit had a big announcement Thursday morning. The publication shared that 40-year-old brunette bombshell Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is its newest rookie for the 2023 issue

Melissa is the second rookie to be announced, following WAGS star Nicole Williams English, who welcomed baby girl India Moon with husband Larry English this week.

Melissa focuses on wellness and health.

She is the founder of HWH and host of the Move With Heart Podcast, is a meditation teacher, certified yoga and pilates teacher, certified health coach.

She has built a “community that she has nurtured over the years through her unique approach to fitness and mindfulness,” according to a press release.

Happy day for her:

Happy day for her: “Screaming, crying, chills,” the New York native wrote on Instagram after learning of her selection

A Workout Queen: Melissa is the Founder of MWH and Host of the Move With Heart Podcast, is a Meditation Instructor, Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Certified Health Coach

A Workout Queen: Melissa is the Founder of MWH and Host of the Move With Heart Podcast, is a Meditation Instructor, Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Certified Health Coach

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor-in-Chief MJ Day on Melissa joining the issue as a freshman: “Melissa blows my mind both personally and professionally,” says MJ Day, SI Swimsuit Editor-in-Chief.

“She leads with passion and compassion, providing women with accessible and achievable opportunities to develop and enhance their physical and mental well-being.

“We couldn’t be more excited to name Melissa as one of our rookies for the 2023 edition and to celebrate her achievements as a woman, mother and entrepreneur.”

She was photographed by Yu Tsai for Sports Illustrated.