Christen Harper is on cloud nine right now.
Harper, who is engaged to Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, and her close friend Katie Austin were given dual honors as the 2022 rookies of the year.
“This whole brand is what you guys represent — fabulous people supporting each other, doing their thing bigger and better all the time,” SI swimsuit editor-in-chief MJ Day told the two models over a video call while delivering the news. “Really motivated, smart individuals who keep creating opportunities for themselves and keep growing. You do it for each other, and you do it for random strangers and you do it for us. It’s pretty awesome. There’s never been two more worthy people.”
Because of this victory, the two models will be invited to appear in next year’s magazine.
“SCREAMING. CRYING,” Harper wrote on her Instagram story after learning of the news, including several crying emojis. “The biggest honor ever. Thank you @si_swimsuit. I love you so much.”
Harper and Goff got engaged this past June.
The Lions are currently 1-4, but Jared Goff is having a good start to the year, putting up a solid 1,355 yards and 11 touchdowns to just four interceptions so far. His quarterback rating sits at 92.9 as well.
The team will take the field this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.