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:
“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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