Five years ago, when Jenn Brown hosted travel shows live from beaches, maybe an offer to appear in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition would have been more comfortable.
Well, SI recently offered Brown a spot in the 2011 shoot. Brown, though grateful, declined the offer. Her new role replacing Erin Andrews as ESPN’s sideline reporter for Thursday night’s College Football Primetime is too important to drop the ball — or the mic — in favor of a tan showcase.
The former model and Orlando native doesn’t regret her previous stints hosting travel shows such as Bikini Destinations or The Wild Side. But she also understands that how she portrays her image from now on will be digested in a wider scope.