SI Swimsuit issue’s Sailor Brinkley-Cook, Bianca Balti meet Houston fans ahead of VIBES Festival

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HOUSTON — Someone call the fire department because Houston is burning up!

Several models featured in Sports Illustrated's 2017 Swimsuit issue were at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday morning, taking pictures and signing autographs for fans. Bianca Balti, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, Lais Ribeiro, Danielle Herrington and Team USA Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.

It means another star-studded weekend for H-town. And yes, the very same babes in the 2017 SI Swimsuit edition are in Houston for the big event.

Balti caught up with Newsfix in-studio — just before hitting the signing and the SI Swimsuit's VIBES Festival later that evening!

"Well, I died to be in Sports Illustrated for so long. I'm like 32 and I've done like everything in the fashion system, but I wanted to do Sports Illustrated because it's like so iconic. It's like the American Dream."

"It's really cool to see everyone who is the reason that we get to do this and get to come here," one Houstonian said.

Fans attending the party will also get to jam out to famous artists Diplo and Miguel! Don't miss your chance to make the beauties behind the bikini magazine come to life.