I wonder growing up if you and your brother ever thought that you’d be the one in SI and he wouldn’t.
[Laughs] Yeah, that’s something that we never thought about at all. I have a big family and they’re all really exicted for me.
Seven siblings, I’m told.
Yeah. Five girls and three boys.
At least you have the majority.
Yeah, we’re in charge for sure.
Tell me about the shoot itself. You’re relatively young, you went to Fiji and Hawaii. Do you do any sort of preparation for these shoots, or do they just throw you in the water and tell you to look hot?
I’ve actually been modeling for a while, so I kinda know the drill. I always try to make sure that I’m in good shape and feeling well and [looked good] in my bikini, and SI is really good about that. They want a woman to look like real women. They love curves, so there wasn’t any pressure in that way. But mentally, I had to prepare for it. It’s such a big deal, and it’s scary.
All the girls they use, they’ve been using for years. You kinda feel like the new kid in school, and that’s a little bit scary. But they make you feel comfortable. They really just want you to be yourself. I didn’t have to do anything crazy.