In the annual magazine the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue 2022, Yumi Nu returns for her second year as the plus-size model to appear on the cover.
The first-ever Asian-American model who debuted in SI Swimsuit in 2021, Nu is now at the pinnacle of her career. She is undoubtedly one of the most talented groups of women to feature on the cover.
Here’s everything you need to know about Yumi Nu.
Who is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Yumi Nu?
Yumi Nu is a 25-years-old plus-sized model who has shaken the fashion industry by gracing the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2021 and 2022. She will be joined on the cover by Kim Kardashian, Ciara, and Maye Musk in 2022.
Earlier, the excited Nu announced the news on her Instagram, saying that she could not sleep, breathe, or think straight after finding out that she was going to appear in the SI Swimsuit Issue 2022.
Becoming a plus-size model isn’t a get-to-go. Nu acknowledges that most plus-sized beauties are body shamed. Despite the hurdles, she is ready to be a role model.
In her interview with vogue.com, Nu said that she started her career as a baby model. During her modeling journey, she landed on the cover of Vogue magazine in September 2021 and was also featured in Vogue Japan.
Apart from her modeling career, she is a musician with song credits like Sandcastles, Illusions, Gully, and Careless. Her EP titled Hajime is set to be released on May 22, 2022, nypost.com reports.
The young model is a second-generation Japanese-American from England, New Jersey. She was born on September 23, 1996, and carries a multi-culture identity of Japanese-Dutch ethnicity.
Who is her boyfriend?
Yumi Nu is dating Dimitri Dinas, who is very supportive of her career.
According to nypost.com, after Nu found the surprise reveal in SI Illustrated Cover Magazine, she first called her boyfriend, who was freaking over the news.
Recalling the incident, the plus-sized model revealed that her boyfriend said:
“If I were a teenage boy, I’d have a poster of you in my room. Now I’m dating an SI cover star.”Yumi Nu, New York Post (May 16, 2022)
She has been vocal about her relationship with Dinas on social media. The adorable couple often flaunts their photos on Instagram.
Not only is Nu’s boyfriend is head-over the hills with her SI Illustrated Cover reveal, but they have a huge milestone to share.
According to his Instagram post, the lovebirds are now set to celebrate their anniversary in June 2022.
Who are her parents?
Yumi Nu is the daughter of Kana Grace Nootenboom and Brent Nu. Her mother, Nootenboom, was in the industry, through which she introduced Nu to the modeling world.
Her maternal-grandfather is Rocky Aoki, the founder of Benihana’s Japanese restaurant chain. After Aoki died in 2008, Nu’s mom received a portion of his $50 million inheritance as the eldest daughter.
She has a younger sister named Natalie Nootenboom. Both the siblings, who have an age gap of four years, have been pursuing their careers as models and musicians.
Nu was just seven-years-old when she moved to Maryland from New Jersey with her parents. Later, the family relocated to Newport Beach, California, in 2010. She now resides in Las Vegas.
What are the model’s measurements?
Yumi Nu is a plus-sized model affiliated with the Wilhelmina Models agency.
According to the official website Wilhelmina, Nu’s measurement includes:
|Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)|
|Weight: 110 kg (242 lbs)|
|Bust Size: 38 inches|
|Waist Size: 38 inches|
|Hips Size: 52 inches|
|Shoes: 10 US|
|Hair Color: Brown|
|Eye Color: Brown|
She can be found on her Instagram @_yumi_nu, where she has more than 110K followers. She also has a TikTok account @_yumi_nu.