Harvard Sophomore of Above-Average Physical Appearance

Sonia Dara, H’12, graces the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue this year — posing in a glamorous paisley bikini and, if you’re looking at her jewelry, nice jewelry I guess.

“I converted to an economics degree [...] that would allow me, if I wanted to, to integrate modeling [the fashion kind, not the observing-graphs kind] into it,” the academically inclined Dara says in the video available at SI‘s site, in which she dances with a sari and poses with “local women” in traditional garb. Too bad Dara didn’t go to Columbia and thus hasn’t heard of Edward Said! He would have THINGS to SAY.

Facebook espionage after the jump!

It seems that young Sonia isn’t living in a modelesque bubble at Harvard. She seems, from her open Facebook profile (maybe fix that?) to be charming and not too averse to making wacky faces. A girl who can both “smize” and hang out with friends — we’re officially fans!

  • Wow

    VITRIOL IS A VERY BIG WORD.

  • Wow

    VITRIOL IS A VERY BIG WORD.

  • http://www.wow.com/ @Wow

    “Vitriol is a very big word”

    This is true–when then-Candidate Deval Patrick was running for MA Governor, a student at a Harvard Q&A asked him a question which hinged on his knowing what “vitriol” means. Judging by his bizarre answer, he clearly had no idea. And he’s a Harvard AB/JD.

    But back on topic–seriously, leave this girl alone. You don’t have to be happy for her (though it would be nice), but that doesn’t mean that by default you have to take her down a notch.

  • http://www.wow.com @Wow

    “Vitriol is a very big word”

    This is true–when then-Candidate Deval Patrick was running for MA Governor, a student at a Harvard Q&A asked him a question which hinged on his knowing what “vitriol” means. Judging by his bizarre answer, he clearly had no idea. And he’s a Harvard AB/JD.

    But back on topic–seriously, leave this girl alone. You don’t have to be happy for her (though it would be nice), but that doesn’t mean that by default you have to take her down a notch.

  • lola

    Its absolutely true that she is a social climbing bitch! Anonymous has it right on the money. She’s not so beautiful when she is puking her brains out.

  • lola

    Its absolutely true that she is a social climbing bitch! Anonymous has it right on the money. She’s not so beautiful when she is puking her brains out.

  • Daniel D'Addario

    Wow! Okay, we’re shutting this thread down.

  • Daniel D'Addario

    Wow! Okay, we’re shutting this thread down.