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How Haley Kalil went from lab tech to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model

“Seda” top and “Stevie” bottom, $137 for the set at Myra Swim, “Colette” ear jackets, $125 at Vias Sviene.Tamara Beckwith/NY PostHaley Kalil always wanted to be a model. But until recently, she was convinced it was never, ever going to happen. “When I was little, I watched ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ and would practice all the poses on the playground,” the 26-year-old said on the set of her photo shoot for The Post. “But I was like, the stereotypical nerd. I had glasses, I had the weird haircut … in my head, there were so many roadblocks in the way.” Then, in November 2017, the path suddenly cleared. Kalil appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as one of six finalists from the magazine’s open ...