Bret Michaels' Daughter Raine Makes Modeling Debut at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Show
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The 18-year-old girl was one of 16 models selected from 25,000 entrants to feature in the Sports Illustrated Swim Search event at the W South Beach hotel.

AceShowbiz - Rocker Bret Michaels is a proud papa after his teenage daughter made her modelling debut at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit fashion show in Miami, Florida.

Raine Michaels, 18, was one of 16 models selected from 25,000 entrants to feature in the Sports Illustrated Swim Search event at the W South Beach hotel on Sunday night, July 15, and her famous father took to Instagram to share a good luck message for his girl before her big moment in the spotlight.

"Raine - I want you to know I'm here at the hotel & need you to know you are loved & supported by all your family/friends 100%," Bret wrote beside a beach photo of his daughter, before explaining why he was staying away from the show itself. "I know you want to earn this on your own merit, so I will graciously see you right after. Have fun & good luck Rainebow (sic)!"

The Poison frontman later shared a snap of Raine meeting Kate Upton at the event, which took place a day after the three-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model announced she was pregnant.

"Congratulations again to my daughter @rainee_m on your journey," Bret captioned the image. "Your personality & character shined through. Your drive to do this on your own shows true heart & great merit."

"So extremely proud of you & that you got to meet your idol @kateupton," he added.

Raine also gushed about the experience on her own social media profile: "One of my ultimate dreams/goals came true ... I walked for the @si_swimsuit fashion show," she wrote beside a picture of herself on the runway.

"Coming into this I was so nervous and coming out of it I'm more confident than ever thanks to the entire team @si_swimsuit and especially (editor) @mj_day for making me feel like part of the family."

"And to the other 15 finalists," she continued, "you guys are some of the coolest and most beautiful women inside and out that I have ever met, together we are so diverse and changing beauty standards one bikini at a time thank you (sic)!!!"

Raine is musician Bret's eldest daughter - he is also dad to 13-year-old Jorja Bleu, who is already forging a career as an aspiring actress and singer.

Meanwhile, the Sports Illustrated Swim Search show, held during Miami Swim Week, also hit headlines as model Mara Martin hit the runway wearing a sparkly gold bikini while breastfeeding her five-month-old baby girl.

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