Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Celebrate The Launch Of The 2013 Issue (PHOTOS)

02/13/2013 02:37 pm ET | Updated Feb 13, 2013

Last night Sports Illustrated celebrated the launch of their 2013 Swimsuit edition with a star-studded night in New York City. The red carpet saw second time around covergirl Kate Upton, the beautiful Irina Shayk and a bevy of other Sports Illustrated models.

Lucky for us we got to catch-up with some of the girls on the red carpet, and here are 6 interesting things that we learned:

  1. 26-year old Julie Henderson (who can now add designer to her résumé: She just finished her first swimwear line) told us the secret to a good beach wave: "you can't wash your hair everyday, so it's the next day texture and you should spray a little dry shampoo to give it that rough, rolling around in the sand look."
  2. Canadian model Kate Bock has a major vice: chocolate.
  3. First time Sports Illustrated model Katherine Webb's go-to makeup product is "Urban Decay All Nighter" to make sure her makeup stays on until the wee hours. And we trust her: She has been doing beauty pageants since she was little and was crowned Miss Alabama in 2012.
  4. Although Jessica Gomes looked glam in a ruby colored jumpsuit, she said that her off-duty style is "leather pants, sneakers & an Alexander Wang T-shirt."
  5. Genevieve Morton said the most important thing to do before the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition shoot is to get a nice tan because it makes everything look better on set.
  6. Jessica Perez told us her biggest weakness: French fries. When she spots them on the menu, she feels compelled to order them. (Us too, Jessica!)

Click through the slideshow below for a look at photos from last night's party.

Sports Illustrated Celebrates SI Swimsuit 2013

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