STYLE & BEAUTY
03/29/2017 11:35 am ET

Sports Illustrated Reveals First Model For 2018 Swimsuit Edition

She earned it without even wearing an actual swimsuit.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit season has come and gone ― or so we thought. 

On Tuesday, the magazine announced the winner of its 2017 SI Swimsuit Model Search. Brazilian model Anne de Paula took home top honors, meaning she’s the first model guaranteed a spot in the 2018 issue. The 22-year-old will be featured in the “rookie” section of the magazine. 

Below are photos from de Paula’s SI Model Search shoot, which was featured in the 2017 issue: 

Last week to vote! ☘️✨🙏🏼 (link in profile). Ultima semana para votar!! O link está no meu perfil #siswim

A post shared by ANNE DE PAULA (@annedepaula_) on

“It means a lot to me coming from Brazil, it was so hard to leave my country, and my parents know how hard it was to get here… it’s a dream come true,” de Paula said in an SI video after finding out she was the winner. 

No word yet on whether she’ll bring back the body paint for 2018! 

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