Raine Michaels, daughter of rock star Bret Michaels, made her modeling debut in Miami for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show earlier this Summer.
“One of my ultimate dreams/goals came true … I walked for the @si_swimsuit fashion show,” the 18-year-old proudly shared on Instagram. “Coming into this I was so nervous and coming out of it I’m more confident than ever thanks to the entire team @si_swimsuit.”
The lead singer of Poison gave his eldest daughter a special shout-out before the show.
“Raine – I want you to know I’m here at the hotel & need you to know you are loved & supported by all your family/friends 100%. I know you want to earn this on your own merit, so I will graciously see you right after,” Bret shared on Instagram.
The recent high school graduate was selected out of 25,000 girls to walk down the runway in SI’s Swim Search, and her proud dad also helped spread the word about his daughter’s contest by sharing her audition video on his website.
“I realize it takes hard work, gratitude and some luck,” Raine said in a statement, adding, “I truly admire strong women like my mom and grandmas as well as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Upton, Cindy Crawford and Tyra Banks who are amazing role models. All of these women are smart, hard-working and dedicated.”
Bret is also dad to 13-year-old daughter Jorja Bleu from a previous relationship. I’m sure we’ll see her in the SI swimsuit down the road.