Anne Erickson

Weekends

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Happy Fourth of July weekend! I hear USA-themed bikinis are flying off the shelves this weekend, which is no big surprise.

In honor of the holiday, here are a few of our favorite models from Michigan. One of my parents’ friends actually claims that he dated Christie Brinkley back in the day. He’s around her age and good looking, so I tend to believe him, but that still sounds pretty far-fetched! I guess my next question would be, why did you guys break up? I mean, he has to be kicking himself for missing out on being with Christie Brinkley!

Another Michigan favorite is Kate Upton. Next to Brinkley, she has to be the most famous model out of Michigan. Read on for a handful of others, including photos from their social media accounts. What can I say, Michigan has beautiful ladies! Okay, I might be a bit biased, since I’m from Michigan!